Friday, November 25, 2005

Whitefield (Manchester) 23/24/25-11-2005

Text messages received, with many thanks from Simon Johnson (of Denhomne Clough fame), still laid up and recuperating in Manchester. Not Bradford I know but just as interesting. Dave

Wednesday 23rd November 2005
Been thick with fog here all week, However had a Lapwing, south at mid-day today – A new bird for the flat.
Simon.

Thursday 24th November 2005
Had what I believe was a very late Ring Ouzel drop out of the clear sky and continue south this afternoon, also three Great spotted Woodpeckers between 1400 – 1500hr
Simon

Friday 25th November 2005
Just did an hour this morning between 0800 – 0900hr
Fieldfare 42 > SW
Redwing 4 > SW
Starling 16 > SW
Grey Heron 1 > E
Greenfinch 6 > W
Chaffinch 8 > W
Great spotted Woodpecker 2 > N
Simon.

Also today Andy tells of advice received of very big Redpoll influx into Western Europe, so keep looking and counting,
Dave.

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