Friday, 16 March 2012

New Local Birding Area

Last week I had a chat with Tim about an area within the York Recording Area that he'd seen on google earth that looked interesting so this afternoon after finishing work I dropped in to see what it looked like on the ground.

It was actually quite interesting, 34+ Greylag Goose, 10 Wigeon, 1 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel and 1 Buzzard. There was plenty of decent farmland birds too, with loads of Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Linnet.

I think the site has potential for some interesting birds over the coming months so will go back to check it out.

A quick stop at Bubwith Bridge resulted in a Short-eared Owl and a flock of c.40 swans - a mix of Mute and Whoopers Swans but difficult to get an accurate count as they were distant and I only had binoculars.

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