Monday, 28 May 2018

A hot day out and about

10:50 - 15:20

Lane Head Lane to Home.

A good walk about today with the temperature soaring but more birdlife than yesterday.

Ned Hill Track was roasty-toasty when I got there, very unusual.

From Lane Head Lane I headed towards the Golf Course and had a good look along the main track and around the area behind the maintenance buildings.
A walk through the bracken and around Ogden Water followed (after a break in the visitors centre).
The usual walk home via Ned Hill Track and Soil Hill.


Lane Head Lane Area:

Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Blackcap - poss Linnet.

Golf Course Area:

Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Red Legged Partridge.
Pipit in a Tree.
Possible Raven.

A call similar to a Whitethroat's hoarse nasal call had me beat.
The usual Whitethroat song didn't follow the nasal call.
There were two separate locations where I heard the call but after a good search, I failed to locate the bird(s) in either place alas.

Curlew Calling, 6+ Meadow Pipit.

Ogden Water:

2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Canada Geese.
Green Woodpecker calling from the NE end.
Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Mallard Ducklings.

Giant's Tooth Area:

I took a walk up to the Giant's Toot - very hot now.

Swift high overhead.
Great Spotted Woopecker called from the woods.
Curlew Calling from the moors.
2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Coal Tit.
(No Spotted Flycatcher alas).


Skylark, Kestrel.

Soil Hill / Ned Hill Track:

Red Legged Partridge flushed along the track and disappeared.
6 Skylark, Swallows, Meadow Pipit, Lapwing.
4 Stock Dove.

Towards Home:

Little Owl.

2000+ Starling on Taylor Lane were very noisy!!

Abigail and Emma to entertain for a few days from tomorrow, so no drivel from me for a while.

Possible Linnet - but mega distant in the gloom

Cropped and lightened - not much better!

Carrion Crow or Raven (?) on the golf course

Carrion Crow on Ogden Water

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