Friday, October 29, 2010

Hunter Hill, Calderdale.... 29-10-2010

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Friday 29 October 2010
Counting period: 7:50-10:50
Weather: Strong southerly wind F4/F5. 12C with 100% low cloud lifting slightly with reasonably good visibility
Observers: David Sutcliffe, Jane Uttley

Moving birds:
Goosander 2 -
Starling 7 -
Woodpigeon 14 -

Totals: 23 individuals, 3 species, 3:00 hours

Present: Grey Heron 1, Canada Goose 27, Lapwing 170, Black-headed Gull 80, Common Gull 20, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Fieldfare 120, Redwing 6, Magpie 6, Jackdaw 50, Carrion Crow 20

Comments: Plenty local birds around oncluding gulls and corvids with reasonably good evidence of Fieldfares and a few Redwings to and fro in the valley and c90 Lapwings to the north-west of Soil Hill and c80 towards Queensbury/Shelf areas, all in the distance but probably in the fields and disturbed by predators. What a struggle to find any movers! The highlight was 2 Goosanders >S with 7 Starlings west just as we left.

David Sutcliffe

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