Sunday, 27 January 2008

manor heath

once again the redwings showed very well indeed as we dorve past. you could really see the red
also 1 sparrowhak flew over the car yeserday near m62 motorway

Monday, 14 January 2008

2 days ago

huge numbers of redwings gathering in the feilds
even more top:
20 or so lapwings in the usual feild

Sunday, 6 January 2008


flock of about 10 on manor heath today in the trees on the way back on the opposite side of the road so they are moving. there are alot more than beforeso they must be on the increase

ogden yesterday

saw i treecreeper with the ogden watch group. also there were the usula ducks and the snow(farm) goose and that resident muscovy. 2 goldcrests were fliting around in the canopy and a woodpecker flew overhead near the giants tooth. the robin was there again to feed of my hand (3rd time) and this time without gloves.

Thursday, 3 January 2008


just a grey wagtail to battle out the snow today. lost it after about a minuet.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008


1 flew over the M62 as we drove by. also a kestrel on the wires

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

a very long walk

a mornings walk from my house to fly flatts and back again. first we went up to soil hill where we saw a kestrel.then to ogden where we saw the various ducks and a goldcrest which flew litterally 1 inch away from my head. the robin was there again to feed off my hand and this time he actually landed. then onto ogden moor where we flushed 1 lone golden plover. then 6 gazillion grouse (slight exageration) and 2 crows. we heard a loud scream probably from a merlin but could be some other bird of prey. then onto fly flatts where about 100 mor grouse were flushed and 1 tufted duck was on the res itself. then back down home. on the way we saw 2 song thrush in the school garden and 5 collard doves on the wires.