Monday, 19 October 2015

Cromwell Bottom Today

         Took a walk down to Cromwell Bottom today with the wife which
         started quiet bit improved as the day went on, went past the cabins
         where they've made a seating area and bird garden which was very
         nice and then down to river where 2 Kingfisher flew past just missing
         my head then walked up to the weir and around to where they're
         building some new ponds but very quiet bird wise, next onto the
         viewing area where there were plenty of the Tit family as usual which
         a Sparrowhawk seemed to like as it flew through the viewing area at
         super fast speed, 2 noisy Nuthatch then turned up and were very keen
         on bird box number 10, 2 Redpoll which was nice to see and the regular
         greedy squirrels and a drumming Woodpecker, over the bridge were 8
         Long Tailed Tit and the lagoon was full of Gulls as was the water sport
         lake, along the canal another flyby of a Kingfisher both ways and a look
         down at the river produced a Dipper which I haven't seen at Cromwell
         for a while and then up to the car park where another Nuthatch showed
         up with a Greater Spotted Woodpecker and a 2 Cormorant flyover.

         Garden had 20+ Goldfinch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 20+ Redwing flyover along
         with 20+ Starling.


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Oh So Quiet

            Not blogged for a while due to family commitments
            but nothing to report really, 8 Mistle Thrush have been
            in the garden and the back field and 1 Redwing in the garden
            this afternoon, 2 Dunnock, 20+ Goldfinch, 4 Chaffinch, lots of
            Wood Pigeons flying over in dribs and drabs and a Roe Deer
            in the garden yesterday morning seen by the Mother-In-Law.

            Last night went to Hebden Bridge to a talk being given by
            Mark Avery about his new book the "Inglorious" about banning
            driven Grouse Shoots and heather burning which could be the
            reason for the floods in Hebden Bridge, it was an interesting and
            enjoyable talk and as well as being a nice guy he also tries to get
            things done rather than just taking a back seat and watch things
            go bad like me for instance.

            was nice to bump into Steve B and Ted at the talk who are both
            very knowledgable about conservation and nature, its always nice
            to listen and learn off them, the same applies to Dave S and Brian S.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Very Quiet

        Nothing happening garden wise today, I didn't venture
        out with a good sport day on the tele and a £110 win on
        the Arc De Triomphe so it was worth it, good old Golden
        Horn and Frankie Dettori.  20+ Goldfinch, 2 Coal Tit and
        a swarm of 100+ Crows in the back field.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

More pics from Cromwell

      Not been out this evening so heres a few more pics from Cromwell.

                                          Red Kite at Harewood

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cromwell & Ringstone

            Paid a visit to Cromwell Bottom today and I'm glad I did it
            was very active with birdlife, 3 CBNR members were working
            hard in the cabin area GH, DL, BW and a member of the canal
            and river trust was giving out leaflets on the canal.

            5 Jay
            4 Canada
            2 Moorhen
            4 Mallard
            2 Wren
            4 Siskin
            2 Nuthatch
            1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker
            8 Long Tailed Tits
            1 Kestrel
            8 Goosander flyover
            1 Raven, Bullfinch
            and huggings of Chaffinch and Blue, Coal & Great Tits.

                    Then decided to take a trip up to Ringstone on bright sunny day
                    but no rarities just 100+ Lapwing, 20+ Canadas with 1 Greylag
                    with them and loads of Gulls and a cracking Little Owl in the
                    Bull field opposite.