Local Patch challenge results…

I conducted my local patch challenge on the 11th of May.  My aim was to get 45+ species. But I only managed 42 species.  There were no real surprises and new migrants in apart from 4 Swifts, no Common or Lesser Whitethroat or Sedge Warblers were seen.

Birds I expected to get but failed were Sparrow Hawk and Coat Tit

The male Goldcrest was located again at Toad holes Beck again in full song which is encouraging and a pair of Linnet are possibly nesting in our area.

I really enjoyed the day and have since contacted Shaun Radcliffe of the Bradford Ornithological Group to suggest a more structured event next year with a wider audience getting involved so what this space…


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