WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 HRS.

ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES, INPUT ETC WILL BE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO THE COMMENT BOX OR
E MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, ALTERNATIVELY
TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Some June birds from years gone by.

Into June tomorrow which is classed as the birders depression month with birds settled down to breeding and feeding young leaving birders staring at empty skies but dont dismay, June can turn up one or two rarities and as the pictures below from previous Junes show, there,s always something to watch.

                                  Twite at Fly Flatts    2011
                           Tawny owl using nest box

                                 Rough water at Fly Flatts, yes. this was June!
                                    Plenty noisy Redshank around
                                                 Fly Flatts Snipe
                                                   LBB gulls on egg search over the moors

                                  Skylarks still sing throughout June
                                             Swifts are a common sight through the month

                                          Distant Cuckoo at Leeshaw
                                       Nuthatches active at Ogden
                                      Long Eared Owls become more active
             Distant Little Ringed and Ringed Plovers at Leeshaw
                                         Golden Plover on the moor
                        Willow Warblers in good numbers

                  Crossbills for Ogden, a June treat.


                Whitethroat feeding young
Oystercatcher chick
Mother standing by.

                                          Juv Whitethroats Soil Hill

  Invasion of Greenfinch in Foxhill park, a rare bird for the area.
             Just as we like it, Leeshaw with shoreline
                        Willow Warbler feeding young.

After seeing 4 Shelduck over Ogden yesterday the 30th I checked my records and the last fly over I had at Ogden was 25th May last year. Also 2 were on the Raggalds Flood 15/5/13 so it looks like the end of May is a prominent time for Shelduck movement

No comments: