Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Reva, Rombalds Moor... 31-08-2010

Reva Watchpoint on Tuesday 31 August 2010

With wall to wall blue sky and a gentle S W breeze, I was in position at 08.00 with the intention of staying the morning.

08.00 to 08.15 2 Swallows flew SW

08.15 to 08.30 single Swallow SW

08.30 to 0845 8 Swallow SW

08.45 to 9.00 no movement

09.00 to 09.15 15 Swallow SW

09.15 to 10.00 no movement

After 09.15 Swallows remained in the area skirting Reva Hill and the reservoir but did not move on. About 20 birds hunted for food with a few youngsters perched here and there waiting to be fed.

Local birds – a flock of about 30 Goldfinch moved about the fields containing thistles and both Stock Dove and Woodpigeon flew about. Meadow Pipits remained on the edge of Reva Hill feeding up but none moved through. 3 Cormorant and 5 Lapwing came over but were heading for Weecher Reservoir but both Kestrel and Sparrowhawk were recorded.

In view of the inactivity, I moved on to look for migrants at Glovershaw which I detail below.

Glovershaw – 5 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear

Birch Close Lane – Wheatear

Sconce Lane – male Redstart

Behind Glovershaw Farm – 3 Spotted Flycatchers.

Shaun Radcliffe


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