Had two local reports of Pink-footed Geese in the Oakenshaw area. Firstly Vic saw approx 20 on the 25/9 moving over the Chair Bar roundabout heading towards the Halifax area. Then on the 27 Sept Phil Andrew saw 60+ Pink Footed Geese moving West from the Chain Bar towards Halifax. He also saw a Red Kite 24/9 at 09.06 am which flew West parallel to the A58 over Villa Mount/Wyke Junior Academy. I however, have not seen any Pink Footed Geese from the watch point, in fact today was very poor however, 7 Rook flew S which is a good count given the Rook is not that common here.
Two Blair’s Shoulder-Knot and 3 Large Yellow Underwing were caught in the moth trap last night