Ring Ouzel and Wheatear that is. At a favoured site at Gorple where
finding Ring Ouzel is fairly straight forward. With a single male seen
after ten minutes searching and a pair of Wheatear. Always a joy to
see these birds again.
19th March 2012, Longridge Fell
The Shrike was showing very well in a de-forested area, although a
little distant for a dslr camera. Several Crossbills were around the
plantations, occasionally landed on the tops of trees, again showing
Lots of Siskin c80+ and smaller numbers of Crossbill 15+ flying in both
directions in Dunsop Valley today. A single Woodcock was in flight over
the plantation, with at least 6 seen earlier in the day by other birders.
The Woodcock were flushed by gun-dogs.