Thursday, 24 March 2011

GG Shrike & Migration at Hutton Roof 24th March 2011

Good sightings of Great Grey Shrike on Dalton side in the main and occasionally on the Common below the Trig 0900hrs - 1130hrs.

Checked out the impaling tree and noticed the Bank Vole had been turned around to the opposite way, but I am sure it was the same vole and impaled on the same hawthorn needle.

Also: Vismig near the Trig (0930hrs to 1130hrs)
Meadow Pipits: 160 mainly N or NW today. Mainly singles, best parties: 25,9,6,5 and 4s.
Redpoll: 1,
Chaffinch 4,
Skylark: 3 (2S 1N)
Siskin: 1
Linnet: 1

Also had 2 Peacock Butterflies, 5 bumblebees, Stonechat (male), Ravens, Song Thrushes, Kestrel being mobbed by Crow.

Odd specimens of "Rue Leaved Saxifrage" now in flower on or near limestone areas on the upper levels.