Monday, 22 January 2018

Hawkfinch

Hawfinch
Link to Image 
(RSPB)

I have been to Ilkley Cemetery four times now, did manage to see the finch for a few seconds and later we saw two flying. Sadly no photo. 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Bullfinch

Rodley Nature Reserve 21/2/15
January/Garden/ Park/2018
January/Denso/2017
November/ High Royds/2016
      2015
April/December/Park/2013
June/July/Rodley Nature Reserve/Kielder forest/2012
April/Esholt Woods/Rodley Nature Reserve/2010
October/Eccup/2009


January/Garden/2018

January/Garden/2018

Male

Female








Male  23/4/13;;Park.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Carrion Crow

6/1/18



2018/Ilkley Cemetery
2017
2016/Park
2015
2014
2013/Garden/Eccup/Park
2012
2011
2010
2009/ Bamburgh

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


23/ Jan/2018 Golden Acre Park


2018/ Ilkley Cemetery
2016/High Royds
2015/ Rodley Nature reserve
2014/Garden
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
 
29 September 2016 Sherwood



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.