Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bingley St Ives 16-03-2008

Ancient Footbridge St Ives Bingley (c) 2008

Bingley from Druids Alter, a 19th centuary print

Oxenhope / Fly Flat 16-03-2008

Oxenhope W Yorks
07.40 hrs - Peregrine (male) from west and headed E.
08.30 hrs to 10.30 hrs - Fly Flat : small but steady flow of returning Meadow Pipits N throughout - counted 48.
8 Curlew - high and NE
Buzzard - South
Tufted Duck (male) fly through high North 
PM Oxenhope 1445hrs
Red Kite just come through. Saw many birds put up just to the right of Leeshaw - 15 Curlew, 20 Golden Plover and circa 80 Lapwings - scanning with bins produced the Red Kite (no wing tags observed) which slowly made its way over Marsh North towards the Worth Valley and possibly the Aire Valley. Circa 45 Fieldfares also observed.
Howard Creber