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


BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Checking the favourite reservoirs

       Leeshaw, plenty juv Starlings waiting to be fed
         Lapwings constantly fighting off the gulls
              Several BHGs back on site



                          Fly Flatts Oystercatcher
            Still at least 1 Wheatear present, Fly Flatts



1330 hrs and with Terns and waders still the target birds along with newly added Common Scoters ,which are just starting to move, it was a check of my local reservoirs in the hopes of something turning up.
Starting at Leeshaw with a greeting of black clouds and rain which soon dried up but leaving grey skies overhead. Black Headed gulls had increased in the area with several in the fields and on the banking along with Herring gulls. Wader wise it was just the usual Oyks, Redshanks etc whilst the Cuckoos seemed to have moved through apart from 1 calling high up on the moor in one of a number of solitary trees. Several Lapwing chicks are growing well now and looking a little less vulnerable though the adult birds spend all their time in the air warning off Corvids and Gulls.
                                                              A quick check on Lower Laithe which is actually 1 mile to the north out of my catchment area but worth a look at as I was so near and it can be a good water for Scoters but not today with very little present.
                                                                   Over the tops to Fly Flatts  with just the usual geese on the water but surprising still to find 1 Wheatear present along the top road.
                                                                 2 Golden Plover in the Nolstar field and getting a little late in the season now for any more Dotterel.
                                                          1pr Tufted and the usual geese on Cold Edge Dams whilst once again Mixenden reservoir had a lot of disturbance but several Swifts and House Martins were skimming the water.  No time left to do Ogden but I have a few dog walkers that will inform me if they see anything unusual on the water.
BS

No comments: