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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Thursday 4th June 2015

Shipley Glen.

Female Blackcap yesterday.

Stephen  Lilley

A great surprise was a female Wheatear which was seen around the cabins at Pennithorn. The bird kept returning to its favoured perch, which is beginning to look well-marked.
Nine male Reed Buntings were singing in the area and a pair of Kestrels were busily hunting and returning with food for two juveniles which had settled on the wall of Pennithorn Plantation.  A Garden Warbler could be heard singing from amongst the birches and  a Little Owl was enjoying the sun from its perch on the old building.
Other birds included up to five adult Snipe, three pairs of Curlew, a Redshank and an Oystercatcher.  Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were seen collecting food on the Golf Course.
Paul King