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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hunting the migrants, Bradshaw

             Jammy Fold was alive with Willow Warblers




A late afternoon check on the Blind Lane site to try pick up the pair of Redstarts proved a no go with horses being trained in the paddock where the birds favour so back for tea then a mid evening check again but from the other side of the hedge this time scanning from the roadside but nothing doing.
                                                     Up to Taylor Lane for an hours walk about looking for Cuckoo and Spotted Flycatcher in last years sites but a double dip.
A good coat of looking at down the track at Jammy Fold found it alive with Willow Warblers with at least 8 counted , mainly in the top quarter,
along with 20+ Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 4m Blackbirds, 1 juv Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush and a Greenfinch.
A Grey Wagtail was in the horse field, an area I always say is potential for Yellow Wag.
This area has got to pick up some migrants in the next few weeks.

Just as I arrived home a text from CK reporting a Black Tailed Godwit at Oxenhope res, hope it stays till tomorrow tea time which is highly unlikely.

2 Swifts over Crow Point today motoring SW in migration mode.
BS