On very gloomy morning there were at least 12 pairs of Lapwings on territory in the fields around Golcar Farm. There was also a pair of Grey Partridge feeding alongside a flock of 150 Starlings. At least two pairs of Snipe flew up and around their breeding area and a two pairs of Curlew probed the soft ground. Two pairs of Oystercatchers could be seen across Birch Close Lane and a pair of Red Grouse flew from a grassy bank. A Reed Bunting persistently sang from a low tree, Sky Larks were on the wing and Meadow Pipits were active.
In addition to the birds mentioned by Paul, I had a pair of Linnet at Faweather Farm with one of the birds singing plus 2 hares near Weecher.
Leeshaw Reservoir -93 Canadas, 22 Greylags & 4 Oystercatchers
Walsh Lane, Heights Lane, Eldwick Reservoir, Golcar Farm, Prince of Wales Park
Siskin 2, Little Owl 2, Lapwing 50+, Meadow Pipit 18 (one flock on Heights Lane), Kestrel 3, Curlew 8, Oystercatcher 4, Cormorant 1
(28 other species seen). Also Long-tailed Tits seen in Bingley collecting nesting material, Rooks in the Lady Lane rookery are repairing nests and building new ones.
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