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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday, 26th April 2013.

Two Swifts were seen heading northwards over Yews Green, Queensbury this evening.  This coincided with further sightings by Halifax Birders at Elland Gravel Pits earlier in the day.
Brian Sumner.

It's always satisfying to report the first Swifts.  This view was captured by Ian Hargreaves in 2011.
Upper Washburn
From woodland near Dob Park, four Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart and a Cuckoo was calling in the distance.
Stephen Lilley
A nice male Pied Flycatcher in the Upper Washburn, 26th April.  Photo: Stephen Lilley.
A beautiful, chilly day on the moor and with a dominating northerly wind was unlikely to be a day for passage migrants.  However, it was certainly pleasing to watch the resident waders particularly Snipe, Oystercatchers, Curlews, Lapwings and a surprise Redshank which fed quite happily near Birch Close Lane.  A pair of Kestrels hunted over the Glen Road and Skylarks sang from the moorside and whizzed by in their courtship flights.