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Pennithorn, Baildon photo: Keith Allen

Monday, 7 March 2016

Monday 7th March 2016

Bolton Abbey to Hazlewood
36 Species including
Lapwings now in territorial song-flight displays after being confused by last week's snow, 
Curlews also back in nesting fields (plus flock of about 80 flying over westwards at medium height), 
Red Grouse paired up and territorial, 
6 Buzzards (3,2,1) 
2 Red Kites (1,1) 
Grey Heron, 
14 Mandarins, 
25 Oystercatchers, 
drake Goosander, 
male Grey Wagtail, 
3 Pied Wagtails (first ones up here this year),  
1 Woodcock, 
2 Stock Doves, 
also Barn Owl, hunting in bright sunlight at 5.10 pm.
Roger Nelson

Glovershaw and Sconce
Lapwings on territory and displaying
4 Stock Doves
3 pairs of Robins on Sconce Lane
40 Greylag Geese

Paul King
Red Grouse     photo: Roger Nelson
Lapwings in the snow   photo: Roger Nelson 
male Goosander    photo: Roger Nelson
Kingfisher        photo: Roger Nelson
Lapwing       photo: Roger Nelson
Robin           photo: Roger Nelson