Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carrion Crow

6/1/18



6/1/18: Ilkley Cemetery
14/11/16 :: Park
28/10/13 :: Garden
26/7/13 :: Eccup
3/5/13 :: Park.
18/5/13 :: Park
28/10/13 :: Garden

26/7/13 :: Eccup

3/5/13 :: Park.






18/5/13 :: Park


Curlew



The curlew is the largest European wading bird, instantly recognisable on winter estuaries or summer moors by its long, downcurved bill, brown upperparts, long legs and evocative call. (LINK)


6/1/18



6/1/18- Ilkley
6/4/15- Baildon Moor
20/3/15 - Beadnell
26/5/14 - Rombald's Moor
17/3/14- Robin hood bay
13/4/13-Eccup.
27/5/13-Burley Moor
27/5/2012- Baildon Moor

 6/4/15 Baildon Moor

20/3/15 Beadnell




26/5/14 - Rombald's Moor






Chick


17/3/14- Robin hood bay






13/4/13-Eccup.
27/5/13-Burley Moor
Glovershaw Lane 27 May 2012 

Curlew
27/5/2012- Baildon Moor

 







30/5/10
Craven

10/6/09
Chevin

10.06.09
Curlew's

10.06.09
Curlew

Robin

  
29 September 2016 Sherwood

6/1/18: Ilkley Cemetery
7/11/16 :: High Royds
27/10/16 ::Eccup
24/10/16 :: Eccup
29/9/16 :: Sherwood
14/3/16 ::Eccup
15/2/15 :: Rodley Nature reserve
10/10/14 :: Garden
18/3/14 :: Robin hood bay
8/6/13 :: Craven
29/5/13 :: Park
9/4/13 :: Park.
11/4/13 :: Park.
5/6/13 :: Park
9/5/13 :: Golden Acre Park 
24/6/11 ::   Eccup
29/5/11 :: Park
2/5/10 :: Eccup
2.5.10
Robin
6/11/09 :: Eccup
12/6/09 :: Airport


6/1/18









                                                                   10/10/14 :: Garden

18/3/14 :: Robin hood bay
 Did not expect to see a Robin, but down here feeding of small flies on the sea weed.


                                                                       29/5/13 :: Park

11/4/13 :: Park.
5/6/2013 :: Park
9/5/2013 :: Golden Acre Park 





























Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Redpoll


First recorded.
18/10/ 17  Park

Nice to see a few Redpoll feeding at the park with Goldfinch, blue tit, goldcrest and Coal tit at the park. Not recorded them here before and looking at my bird list I have not seen them before either. Have had Lesser Redpoll in the past. 



Redpoll is one of the species that ornithologists do not seem able to decide on whether there are several species, subspecies or races. To skirt around this issue, I refer to them as "types".

There are 4 types of Redpoll found in Britain, all look very similar to one another but they are visibly different, here they are ranked in increasing size:

The predominant British type is the Lesser Redpoll (C. cabaret), which is described in more detail above. 

The north European type is the Common 'Mealy' Redpoll (C. flammea), which is a winter visitor and is larger (about same size as a Linnet) and greyer looking than the Lesser Redpoll.
The third type is the 'Greenland Redpoll' (C. rostrata), which is another winter visitor and is larger than the Common Redpoll and darker than the Lesser Redpoll.
The final type is the Arctic Redpoll (C. hornemanni), which is a rare vagrant from Greenland and Lapland and is slightly larger than the 'Greenland Redpoll' and has a white rump and underparts.










Saturday, 29 April 2017

Willow Warbler

29/4/17:: Ilkley Moor
29/4/17:: Ilkley Moor
22/4/16::Shipley Glen
13/5/15::Chevin
24/4/15::Yeadon Tarn
8/6/13::Craven
22/5/12::Chevin
19/4/11::Chevin
18/4/11::Golden Acre Park
16/6/11::Craven
9/7/10::Eccup
14/8/09::Chevin

29/4/17:: Ilkley Moor


22/4/16::Shipley Glen





13/5/15::Chevin
24/4/15::Yeadon Tarn

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Willow Warbler
19/4/11::Chevin