Received a report via my website of a lady at Oakenshaw near to TH Beck that on 17/8/2015 she saw what she described as a browny greyish Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on a tree in her garden. The lady watched the bird for about five minutes. She then looked in her RSPB guide book and ID the bird as a Wryneck.…..
At first I have to be honest and thought it can’t be…But I have spoken to her twice now and got a description as well as how it behaved and I am now saying I believe it was a Wryneck which is a brilliant find. Interestingly a Wryneck was seen at Scammonden (Huddersfield) on the 7/9/15.
On her behalf I have submitted the sighting to the Bradford Ornithological Group to see if there is enough evidence to have the record accepted…so what this space.