Monday, 3rd September 2012

Shipley Glen
A very quiet morning on the moor so attention switched to the hedgerow at the bottom of the 'horse-field' along the Glen Road. Here there was a hive of activity.  A big flock of Greenfinch attracted my attention, but there were many other species, including a Spotted Flycatcher, a Whitethroat, a female Blackcap, a few fresh-looking Willow Warblers and a pair of Bullfinch.  The adjacent bracken seemed alive with families of Reed Buntings.  A downy looking Stonechat hopped along the wall and two more adult looking birds were seen near Glovershaw Lane.
Paul King.