28th August 2008

Nab water Lane 4 Wheatear

Glovershaw area.
The pair of Stonechats were again along the Glen Road with their two juveniles and a Wheatear was feeding in the 'horse-field'. A Whinchat was seen in the field behind Golcar Farm and at the head of Shipley Glen a good number of birds had gathered, principally to feed on two Rowan trees. Up to ten Mistle Thrush were devouring the berries with Greenfinch, Blackbirds, Starlings and Rooks. A female Blackcap flew from the tree and a Grey Wagtail was on the beck and on the nearby bank were three Pied Wagtails. Further round, in the furthest corner, on the edge of the bracken, another family of Stonechats (2 adults and two juveniles) were seen and also two Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat, a Reed Bunting and two Linnets.

B Vickers, P King