Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

Patch Watch

Another Friday time to look for somemore Finch’s this time in the Club Area “The Patch” and up to High Hoyland nr Bretton for the first look. Geared up I made my way into the fields and it wasn’t long before I had some fly over Linnet, thanks to some calling as they were going over, but they made their way down to the over side of the field and too far to see if anything else was with them. Patience prevailed and it wasn’t long before I was in and amongst the flock birds all around me thanks to the hedge layout , I was soon feasting on Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings, Chaffinch, Linnet, Brambling c15, I did manage to get sight of one Lesser Redpoll before the whole flock took to flight thanks to the local Sparrowhawk, so change of plan and down to the feeders. Here I saw Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch but not for hoped for Tree Sparrow.

I moved on then to Sands Lane nr Mirfield to find Goosander ♂♀, Mute Swan, Kingfisher, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Mallard and Kestrel.