Finally got round to having a look at last years (2022) bird species list. The total number of birds recorded for our area of Caldene fields, Raw Nook NR & Toad Holes Beck was 68 different species. This total is slightly down on previous years.
Normally I don’t like to comment of our breeding birds but once again both the Common & Lesser Whitethroat did not breed or attempt to breed in our area, which is a great shame.
There were some interesting highlights with a Little Egret seen flying S/W over Caldene fields on the 7/10 and a party of 19 Common Snipe moving S/W over the same location.
On the 6th of January 2023 I did a bird survey in our local area and also visited Harold Park lake in Low Moor. The total number of species was 35 which sadly is on the low side balancing against previous years.
Sadly only one Greenfinch was recorded. Also no Linnets were seen which cement the point that they leave our area in winter only to return in the spring to bred.
Sorry no photos..camera in for repairs back early Feb.