A good week on the bird list with two new for the year and one reported species which would have been great if I’d had seen it, the weather has been a mixed bag this week with wind, rain and the temperature falling at the end of the week with the winds coming straight down from a northerly direction bring sleet/snow and rain at the end of the week.
Around the bird table this week we’ve had good numbers once again of Blue and Great Tit, along with a single Coal Tit and Nuthatch, on the periphery were Woodpigeon, Robin, Dunnock and of course the Squirrels were ever-present. I had a walk up to the large pond area this week single a couple of Mallard pairs and a single Treecreeper but no Siskin again this week. Around the wood Kestrel, Black headed and Common Gulls
From the obs window Common Buzzard and Grey Wagtail. In the nearby fields plenty of Woodpigeon, Magpie, Rook, Crow and Jackdaws
The bird species reported this week to me was seen in the adjacent field and was reputed to have been a Red Kite, which I didn’t connect with not only would it have been a highlight for the work list but also a great one to have seen in the Huddersfield area, these birds can be very hard to see and always seem to be fly thru species within the Huddersfield area.
The bird species for the year stands at a nice 31 species so far
The Pond Area