Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hunter Hill, Calderdale.... 01-09-2010

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Wednesday 1 September 2010
Counting period: 8:00-10:00
Weather: No wind (nearby wind turbines at a standstill) clear sky and good visibility. 12c and rising quickly.
Observers: David Sutcliffe

Moving birds:
Cormorant 2 -
Swallow 239 -
Black-headed Gull 1 -
House Martin 14 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 + 6
Meadow Pipit 32 -
Woodpigeon 2 -
alba wagtail sp. 2 -
Swift 5 -
Greenfinch 2 -
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 -
Linnet 2 -

Totals: 309 individuals, 12 species, 2:00 hours

Present: Kestrel 2, Red-legged Partridge 2, Common Snipe 1, Stock Dove 6, Green Woodpecker 1, Meadow Pipit 80, Wheatear 8, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Carrion Crow 22, Goldfinch 12, Linnet 6, Bullfinch 2

Comments: This is the first time I have been up here and not needed a coat and the midges were biting!! A reasonably good movement of Swallows on a broad front, some feeding low and others passing through very high (lots of insects about). 5 Swifts were feeding high over the golf course before moving on and 2 Cormorants couldn't decide which way to go but eventually settled to go south. 80 Meadow Pipits in the quarry with just a few passing over > SW. 1 Spotted Flycatcher in a hawthorn bush was a bonus.

Dave Sutcliffe

1 Comments:

Blogger Brian Sumner said...

A well rewarded watch there Dave, Ospreys next on the list.

September 02, 2010 7:35 pm  

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