On another bright and sunny morning, two rather large female Wheatears were seen (Greenland species, I wondered?). Since the 9th May there have been 40 Wheatears seen at this location, surely we are nearing the end of the spring migration period.
East Riddlesden Hall
Mute Swan - 1 pair on R.Aire, Sand Martin, Swift,
House Martin, Swallow, Garden Warbler, Blackcap,
Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Bullfinch,
Leeshaw Reservoir area evening
The evening air was alive with bird calls - cuckoo heard towards Haworth Moor, Meadow Pipits, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Curlew, Pheasant, Red Grouse and Red-legged Partridge were all pretty vocal but the Lapwings acrobatic calls stole the show, at various times mobbing a Little Owl, Black-headed Gulls and a Stoat which seemed to dance across the fields "near Top of Stairs"- not sure if got any chicks. A drumming Snipe closed the show.. who needs Spring watch!