Friday, 22 December 2017

√Mist Off

13:00 - 14:10

A bit of shopping to do in a brighter, than of late,Halifax this morning was followed by a visit to Sue's Dad, Ken at Ing Royde - Birdcage Lane area.
The Ing Royde trees held a calling Great Spotted Woodpecker for a couple of minutes and a calling Nuthatch also.

I intended to take a look at Soil Hill this aft with Bradshaw dull, but not too bad, before getting thrashed at Snakes and Ladder by Abigail later, no doubt.

By the time I'd go me boots on, low cloud had rolled in over Roper Lane and therefore Soil Hill.
I set off for Ogden, instead, going along the field paths through the farms to Ned Hill Road.

As I approached Ned Hill Road a large bank of cloud enveloped Ogden Water so I abandoned Ogden as well and went for a local stroll about.

This turned out to be a mistake - see B.S.'s blog.

Thanks for the texts Bri.


A dull afternoon with not a lot stirring.

A Little Owl was on field walls near 'carpet Mick's' as I headed across the fields.

The farm's areas were quiet just Dunnock, Robin,Jackdaws and Starlings about.

What look liked very, very distant Redwings, in a tree top, turned into Goldfinch on closer inspection.
The pictures of the distant birds, lightened and cropped, are rubbish, alas.

6 Moorhen were near the pond near Bradshaw Park with Chaffinch, Great and Blue Tits about.

The path towards East View Farm


  1. It happens to us all at times - in the wrong place... Pleased you are getting some Little Owls John. A few of the regular haunts are without !

  2. Thanks Dave.
    I know of four local Little Owl sites.
    Three of the sites definitely have a pair of Little Owl on a regular basis.
    (Having said that - you watch - I'll not see them again in ages now!!).