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prestdj green year list in mytholmroyd 2023 (1 Viewer)


its good to be back
decided to do a green birding list around my partner/ex wife village of mytholmroyd in west yorkshire, nice place with the river calder and rochdale canal along with a water works, lots of woodland and moorland within walking distance. some nice habitat

so far ive seen (not in order)

1 kingfisher
2 siskin
3 goosander
4 mallard
5 canada goose
6 black headed gull
7 common gull
8 grey heron
9 magpie
10 jackdaw
11 carrion crow
12 wood pigeon
13 blue tit
14 great tit
15 long tailed tit
16 dunnock
17 robin
18 blackbird
19 mistle thrush
20 starling
21 house sparrow
22 wren
23 nuthatch
24 great spotted woodpecker
25 pied wagtail
26 grey wagtail
27 chaffinch

id be happy with a list at the end of the year of around 60 species


its good to be back
saturday 21st jan

very foggy in the valley with it not clearing until 1500, but the dog needs walking, 930 we had a 5 mile walk up the rochdale canal to luddenden foot then back down the river calder.
much of the canal was frozen over, the water works pond also frozen.

a skien of pink foots heard in the fog heading west was the highlight of the walk

28 cormorant
29 pink footed goose
30 collared dove
31 coal tit
32 redwing
33 goldfinch

back for cheese on toast, a few hours rest then at 1500 set out again now the fog had cleared, id forgotten that given the steepness of the valley that surrounds mytholmroyd that the sunsets 1530!!!! oh well at least 30 minutes in the winter sun better than nothing

redacre wood was enjoyable with great spotted woodpecker drumming nuthatch calling but added the following

34 treecreeper
35 goldcrest
36 greenfinch
37 bullfinch

stubbs farm is great for bullfinch

sunday 22nd jan

first coffee of the morning at 0530 tawny owl calling

38 tawny owl

still a few winter birds to pick up and the odd common bird

im enjoying this so far just looking forward to longer days and spring when the valley comes alive.
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its good to be back
saturday 28th jan

we decided friday night to head up to broadhead clough which is just over a mile from colettes house and one of the most stunning woods in the area all ways a favourite for us.

its very steep and narrow but its full of wildlife mostly mosses and fungi the higher up you climb everthing is covered in moss

siskin and nuthatch were common

though a few year ticks

39 pheasant
40 kestrel

we emerged at the top overlooking the moors looking wild and bleak at this time of year and headed to daisy bank

41 buzzard 1 pair displaying before heading over the valley to midgley moor

2 hours of walking and back into mytholmroyd

41 rook
42 rock (feral) dove

whilst chatting to a neighbour i heard the haunting sound of a raven heading over, not unusual here but nice to see

43 raven

home rest and coffee then out into hebden bridge, waiting for the bus a female sparrowhawk was circling over the church

44 sparrowhawk

sunday 29th jan

tawny owl calling at around 0430 siskin over the garden at 730 plus male goosander heading up the valley a few large gulls heading west but too far away to id

redacre woods and water works

great spotted woodpecker 3
nuthatch 2
goldcrest 1
siskin 8
redwing 2
grey wagtail 1

still need dipper which is usually common in the village also jay and fieldfare

good weekend

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its good to be back
after a weekend in anglesey back to mytholmroyd this weekend

quite windy saturday so not surprised to see Herring gulls heading up the valley on saturday morning with a few common gulls from the kitchen window
short dog walk gave nothing of interest


dog walk along the canal and redacre wood, just the usual birds though a song thrush was a welcome sight as were 3 great spotted woodpeckers, a few grey wagtails on the filter beds siskin flew over and female goosander on the canal


46 herring gull
47 song thrush

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