Nice surprise last Saturday morning as I was just setting off to work
at 6am as I looked into the sky like I always do when I step out of the
door, there was a Osprey flying over Claremount Hill and then over
Halifax towards the moors, I had no time to get my camera so was
a bit gutted. News came in over the week that one was at Leeming
Reservoir diving into the water and another at St Aidans Rspb
Swillington so its great that there about locally.
I decided to go Blacktoft Sands now that Ive got my mojo back
for photography in hope of seeing the Spoonbills before they migrate,
but they didn't show but I still had an enjoyable day with my mate
Chris T who was good enough to do the driving, lots of waders about
and Marsh Harriers kept making an appearance but everything was at
long distance though I was surprised at seeing a Sparrowhawk attacking
a Harrier as it was perched in a tree, and I was also surprised at how
quiet it was with the smaller birds hardly any about to be seen and
birdsong was nearly non-existent, most small birds seen were Treesparrows.
Garden has been very busy with all the finch family feeding there young
and a big gang of Blue Tits raided the feeders early doors this morning,
Sparrowhawk has been a regular visitor swooping through nearly everyday.