WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING

BRIAN SUMNER.
WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 hrs.

FEEL FREE TO SEND ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES OR QUESTIONS DIRECT TO MY E.MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, OTHERWISE TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.


CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

ALL IMAGES ARE STRAIGHT FROM THE CAMERA WITH
NO PHOTOSHOP TUNING. TAKEN ON J PEG.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com

NOTE !!
No sightings of Roe Deer, Hare or Badger will be mentioned on this blog throughout the year and links will be removed from other blogs giving the whereabouts of these mammals due to the rising influx of poaching, long dogging and lamping by sick individuals.
BS




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Big Mipit morning at Leeshaw/ a very wet Doe Park

 A very foggy morning up on the tops but a visit to Leeshaw Reservoir found it under the cloud base on a very light E>1 at 11 degrees with full cloud and drizzle turning to rain. 
Despite the dark conditions it was the most lively vis mig morning this season with Meadow Pipits piling over >S all low down below the cloud with several ground hopping through. My count probably only caught a quarter of the Mipits with higher and more distant birds in the mist.
                                                   Swallows, Martins, Wagtails and gulls were also moving making a very hectic morning. The Mipits came through in groups of 5 to 20, the largest group being 48. By 0930 hrs the rain was heavy but the Mipits still continued to trickle through with quiet skies just before I left at 1000 hrs.
       With hopes of something maritime over the water I had an hour at Doe Park mid afternoon in very poor conditions with heavy drizzle on a light E>2 and low cloud.
                         Nothing unusual showed but a goo count of BH gulls on the south shore as well as 2 LBBs. The Grey Wagtail family of 4 were active whilst 3 Cormorants were harassing the fish.
                          Again no sign of the Osprey or reports of the bird at this site today but sounding like it was at Hewenden all day with a report of it there this morning by Haworth birder SB and a text this afternoon from a Denholme birder saying it was still there fishing and perched it a tree at around 1530 hrs. Well done to Sharon for braving the elements this morning to view the bird at Hewenden and for sending me the report as well as a meteorological forecast saying' its hissing down' .
                                Good company on the dam wall at Doe Park for 1 hour this afternoon, as we got wet through, talking to a Cullingworth birder about days gone by.

Leeshaw Vis Mig
427 Mipit...................>S
c50 Mipit .................blogging
21 Swallow...............>S
9 House Martin........>S
7 Alba Wagtail.........>SE
3 Grey Wagtail........>SE
2 Grey Wagtail........>blogging
17 Herring gull.......>W
5 LBB.....................>W

Present
21 BH gull
2 Kestrel
+ usual sp.

Doe Park
2 ad 2 juv Grey Wagtail
48 BH gull  on shore
2 LBB gull on shore
3 Cormorant
5 Swallows over water
sev Herring and LBB gull heading for TMR
+ usual sp.
BS