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Monday, July 21, 2014

Greenshank on the move

Oxenhope Greenshank  Photos BS Aug 2013












With a sighting yesterday for me at Oxenhope and a report today of 1 briefly at Leeshaw  it looks like waders are getting on the move. A Green Sandpiper was also seen at Leeshaw KM along with a Whimbrel.
Greenshank and Green Sandpiper were a common sight a few years back with several of each including juvs dropping in together at Oxenhope as well as other local reservoirs but both are now a rare species with very few reports each year.

Busy skies at lunch time today with several Swifts feeding along with Swallows and House Martins whilst Black Headed gulls scratched about in the park for left overs from yesterdays donkey derby.
Bit hard watching the sky today in Foxhill whilst watching for donkey dung which the little Yorkie seems to have got a taste for.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great shots of the Greenshank Bri. Non reported yet in Calderdale as far as I know this year - we are due one !

Brian Sumner . said...

Anytime now Dave along with a Green Sand