Brockholes Quarry 10-04-09

Managed a few hours out in the rain this afternoon. On the way managed to take some photos of a Kestrel feeding on top of a lamp post.

Not sure on what the pits are called yet but when I do I’ll add them to my posts.
Saw two Goldfinch sat in amongst some dandelions as we pulled up and 5 Curlew flew over.
Tufted Duck, Canada Geese, Coot and mallard as well as mix of gulls (forgot my scope so no ID) were present on the pit with the large single island,
On the smaller pits several Great Crested Grebe and Heron as well as a few Tuffted Duck.
On the walk round to the other large pit we spotted 2 Greylag, Canada Geese, Oyster Catcher and Curlew as well as 3 Pheasant that frightened my son as they took flight as we passed.
On the other large pit we saw another Heron, Shoveler, Tufted Duck, a pair of Gadwall, Coot, Moorhen, Cormorant, Lapwing, 2 herring Gull and 20+ Black Headed Gull.

Also plenty of Reed Buntings amongst the reeds at the edge of all the pits.

As we were leaving a mixed flock of 50+ House Martin and Swallow started to feed on the numerous midges.

1 comment:

cliff said...

Well done setting up your blog Derek, I wouldn't know where to start. I'll be keeping an eye on your sightings as I'm yet to visit anywhere in your neck of the woods so it'll be interesting to see what's being seen & where.


Cliff Raby