Wednesday, 26 December 2012


Merry Christmas! its been pretty quiet recently due to my exam revision commitments. However, on Christmas day I encountered a male pheasant in the field next to our house, showing that they are still around.
  And at church for the Christmas service there was a medium sized flock of long-tailed tits in the tree next to the door. So a handful of birds on a rainy Christmas day, just to give me something to post about!

Saturday, 15 December 2012


On my way to work at my dads shop we drove past the lapwing field and saw maybe 30 lapwings that had settled down there. didnt spot any on the way back, but it was quite dark so I may have just missed them.

Monday, 3 December 2012


Driving back from a gig in Manchester at around 11.30, just up from the new trinity academy and a lovely fox ran out in front of the car. It was only a brief view but it was a good view, as it hurried off into the woods on the far side of the road. It makes you sadly realise why so many unfortunately end up as road-kill.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Once more upon Soil Hill

Since I had to go over it anyway on the way back from Ogden, I intended to call in at soil hill, again, just for the fun of it. All things considered, I managed a grand total of 4 species, numbering maybe 9 individuals. As you can tell, it was another poor day upon t' hill.
The four species in question were;
Robin-Came across one on the way up, quite bold and got quite close to it
Carrion Crow-3 circling the hill upon arrival
Common Gull-One over the hill, south, and 3 flying up the Ogden valley, North
Meadow Pipit-Small speck, flying up and over the brow of the hill for a grand total of 1 second, before dipping down again

There were still some sheep on the hill though...


Was at Ogden this morning to help with the Watch Group christmas party. As a result I spent very little time outside, but when I was I encountered one large tit flock, with blue and great tits, as well as one robin. On the reser there was also the usual assortment of Black headed, Common gulls and Mallards.