Monday, 31 December 2007


ilkly this afternoon:

1 rat showed up in the wall
1 mandarin doing its little cheep
20 mallards being mishcheivous and always looking out for bread.
5 pigeons
7 woodpigeos in the trees not doing much just sitting
3 farm ducks
1 grey wagtail

good day seen lots of nice things

bolton abby

saw 2 goosander and 1 heron this morning. dipper was showing well diving off the rocks into the water and swiming. mallards and jackdaws also present.


saw some lapwingsa flying over keithly this morning. near the motorbike dirt rally area

Sunday, 30 December 2007

soil hill

quick but good look at soil hill with a kestrel to show for it.also when we came home the sparrowhawk was in the trees of our neighbourghs gardens


saw a pair of long tailed tits in the graveyard today

Thursday, 27 December 2007


saw 1 really close and a fabulous view at ogden poking its head out of the wall. i was just feeding a robin by hand (my first ever passerine feeding of my hand) when my brother said awwww cant i have a go so i was momenterally distracted and saw its rump go down the back of the wall and come out of one of the crannies.

Monday, 17 December 2007


saw 2 on our way home from church out of the car window feeding on the ground. cool becuase they are only my srd ever(flock)

Saturday, 15 December 2007


saw one fly up off the canal as we drove through hebden bridge on our way to the Graden center. dead pleased with that as it is my first in calderdale and probably only my 5th ever anyway. also 9 mipits in the feild opposit my house feeding very colse to the fence. this is a good sign because we havn't had these before so it could be a good birdwatching december.

Friday, 14 December 2007

brian saves the day

the mystery partridges were gray ones only my second time. thanks Brian for helping with that

Thursday, 13 December 2007

soil hill: the dark side

a bitter night for a walk with below freezing temperatures and nothing up there how could it have got any worse. well there could have been nothing at all. we (my dad and i) did see 3 medow pipits and 5 mystery partridges which thinking back were probably red legged. im suprised anything can live up there with all the snow and frost.

my dad tought me something really cool. if you throw a rock up in the air over a frozen pool when it comes down then it will land wedged in the ice. cool huh

Monday, 3 December 2007


saw 1 fly over the car on my way to school. best bird so far on my way to or from or at school ever

Sunday, 2 December 2007


saw 1 lone male at ogden which is unusual because at this time of year there was always a male and a female. heard the cawing of a jay and then saw its suilluette in the trees.

best part of the day was when 2 birds were seen scrapping (well 1 chasing the other) and the the chaser suddenly it came out from the bush and flew a mere 60cm above my head. it was a male sparrowhawk and the bird it was chaseing was ablackbird.