Wednesday 10 February 2016

Cromwell Birds Today

         Cromwell birds that I've seen today in a 2 hour spell
         and a big applause for the members who were hard
         at work near the cabin today.

         Bullfinch, Chaffinch,
         Blue, Coal, Great and Long Tailed Tits,
         Sparrowhawk fly through,
         2 Goldcrest by the ponds,
         1 Pied Wagtail between canal and river near bridge,
         1 Jay in same place,
         6 Comorant on ski lake and lots of Gulls,
         1 Goosander on river near the weir,
         2 Dunnock, 2 Blackbirds, 2 Wren,
         what looked like a Raven but not 100%,
         Crows and Magpies.

                                          Claremount  Ravens for Steve


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Some beautiful shots there! Darn birds won't stay still for me.

Dave Brotherton said...

Cheers Simon, wish the Goldcrest would've stayed still.

Roy said...

Great pics dave

B.Nield said...

Ha Ha - Gold crest stay still! That would be nice!
I have had the odd Raven routing around on top of North Loop, & do appreciate the Not Sure! Unless they honk or are with Crows it can be difficult without a really good view.

Steve Blacksmith said...

You hear it as a honk, Barry. I hear at as a "Prruk!". It's only the older ones that develope the deep honk, but when you've got your ear in, you can pick out the younger ones. There was a brilliant pic of one on the Calderbirds Blog the other day; perfectly showing the proportions and diamond tail shape. Hills around Todmorden usually provide calling Ravens.
I've never heard or seen one east of Mytholmroyd, you are privileged,Barry. Calls/songs can be clicked on on the RSPB Bird Identification pages.

Dave Brotherton said...

I call it Kronking we get a few flying over Claremount & Roper Lane area.

Steve Blacksmith said...

Nice pics, Dave. "Kronking" - very good rendition!