Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hunter Hill, Calderdale.... 07-09-2010

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 7 September 2010
Counting period: 7:45-10:15
Weather: Overnight rain stopped. Wind S - F1 rising to F3. 12c to 14c with good visibility throughout and high cloud to the east and heavier cloud cover to the west.
Observers: David Sutcliffe

Moving birds:
Cormorant 1 -
Swallow 37 + 2
Lapwing - 1
Meadow Pipit 182 -
Common Snipe 5 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Black-headed Gull 3 -
Mistle Thrush 2 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 + 1
Greenfinch 3 -
Skylark 1 -
Goldfinch 21 -

Totals: 262 individuals, 12 species, 2:30 hours

Present: Mallard 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 2, Red-legged Partridge 2, Pheasant 1, Lapwing 25, Stock Dove 6, Woodpigeon 40, Green Woodpecker 1, Swallow 25, Magpie 6, Jackdaw 16, Carrion Crow 8

Comments: Hunter Hill watchpoint. A steady movement of Meadow Pipits this morning - unusually non in the quarry. 1 Lapwing high >N with another 25 in the air over towards Thornton Moor were probably disturbed and dropped back down into the fields.

Dave Sutcliffe

1 Comments:

Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Looks like the Mipits are finally starting to build in numbers now Dave. A good watch there.

September 08, 2010 7:09 pm  

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