Thursday, 28 March 2013

On foot day 3

On foot again today, my route today was : winlaton mill - derwent walk - thornley visiter centre - low thornley - high thornley - sherburn towers farm - spen bank wood - derwent walk - far pastures - derwent walk cp - winlaton mill - total distance 5.1miles, total species seen 47. no new species added today.
highlights were:
White wagtail 2, nice male and female on the settling pans seen by both the centurion and i :) shame its not a full tick :(
Red kite 15+
Buzzard 10+, 7 at far pastures
Meadow pipit 15+, 10+ on settling pans at far pasture and rest were high thornley
Skylark high thornley
Yellowhammer 5 sherburn towers farm
Tree sparrow 3 sherburn towers farm
Redwing 200+, 170+ at sherburn towers farm 30+ far pastures
Pied wagtail 30+ settling pans far pastures
Grey wagtail 7+ settling pans far pastures
Met up with the centurion at far pastures today where he gripped me off with a chiffchaff at far pastures which i never heard :( bummer, as it was my target bird at far pastures. Lets hope my next outing will have some migrants!!!

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