Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Great Grey Shrike film plus....Dalton update on Tree Pipits

Please click here to see the great film (on youtube) made by Fraser of the Great Grey Shrike recently at Dalton. What a great job, and you can see the Shrike with prey and impaling Lizards etc...... (Thanks Fraser, and can't wait for Part 2)...

Had a walk from Plain Quarry, and up through Dalton Crags to the Trig and back.
There is now 5 singing Tree Pipits, one in the Crags to the Whittington side of Plain Quarry and at least 4 singing and displaying in the Dalton deforested area. Also at least 2 Blackcaps near to the Plain Quarry Car Park, and also had Great Spotted Woodpecker, lots of Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 single Swallows North, 7 Meadow Pipits North.

Common Lizard ran across entrance at Plain Quarry. Watching Roebuck for 5minutes, Also had a pair of Speckled Wood Butterflies on Dalton Lane.