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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shibden Park/ Northowram/ Coley.

                                  All small gulls at Coley



                                          Coley church.

A grim late afternoon with a strong SSW>5 carrying horizontal drizzle and low scud.
A quick visit to Shibden Park to check on the health of the Kittiwake looked promising with the bird gone. Several BHGs were on the grassy hillside but no Kittiwake and the boatman told me only the one BH gull had been fished out dead  last week so sounds like a happy ending.

Northowram fields were poor with a few small gulls whilst Coley was alive with around 150 small gulls, 75% BHGs and 25% Common.
Several Fieldfare, Redwing and Mistle Thrushes were in and around the Hawthorns with a couple of Blackbirds and 9 Pied Wagtails in the horse field, watch this space for Yellow Wags in the spring.

Shelf Moor field held about 80 Lapwing and 100+ Starling.
BS

5 comments:

Nigel Kerwin said...

Sighs of relief on the Kittiwake. Odd isn't it how we can be just as happy to see a great tick go as well as appear.

Brian Sumner . said...

Never was a truer word spoken.

AndyC said...

Had me first Mipit over with 150 Redwing north today ,,that was it............Glad its gone...

graham hanlon said...

Pair of blue tits checking nest box in my garden.Great to see,fingers crossed they use it.I don`t know if you are aware but you can obtain a free parking pass for treatment in the .Bexley Wing,which where you will be going.I had to take a relative on a daily basis in 2012.All the best Graham

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Graham, she mentioned on the phone that we could get a pass if we use the multi story car park.
Any advise on the quietest way to get to St James from this end?