Monday, October 18, 2010

Hunter Hill, Calderdale.... 18-10-2010

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Monday 18 October 2010
Counting period: 7:55-11:15
Weather: Hunter Hill watch-point really windy W and N/W F3 gusting to F4/5. 10c with full cloud cover thickening from the west. Reasonable visibility.
Observers: David Sutcliffe

Moving birds:
Cormorant - 1
Common Gull 11 -
Redwing - 131
Mallard 12 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 -
Mistle Thrush - 4
Sparrowhawk 1 -
Woodpigeon 33 -
Starling 8 + 54
Golden Plover 7 -
Meadow Pipit 16 -
Chaffinch - 10
Common Snipe - 2
alba wagtail sp. - 2
Greenfinch - 1
Black-headed Gull 22 -
Fieldfare 8 + 31
Goldfinch 2 -

Totals: 361 individuals, 18 species, 3:20 hours

Present: Goosander 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 1, Little Owl 2, Green Woodpecker 1, Redwing 200, Coal Tit 1, Great Tit 1, Jay 2, Magpie 6, Jackdaw 44, Carrion Crow 8

Comments: Again struggled to find a sheltered spot! The thrushes and Starlings were mostly heading N/W towards 'the Withens'. c200 Redwings were also around the woodland in the valley.

David Sutcliffe

1 Comments:

Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Bet it was a cold job up there Dave, although after an hour on Soil Hill Sunday with no birds it was probably a pleasure.

October 19, 2010 6:40 pm  

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