Monday, 24 April 2017

Goyt Valley Tree Pipit

Having not had a walk along the Goyt Valley for a while Gem and me had a little walk on Sunday she zoomed ahead on her bike while I toddled on along after her. The aim was to see if the any Summer migrants had arrived so I could take a closer look in a couple of weeks when I am off.

Three pairs of Common Sandpiper were seen along with numerous Willow Warbler but alas no Red Starts or Pied Flycatchers were seen or even heard. But I did hear a couple of Tree Pipit and while trying to get a shot of the Common Sandpiper my luck was rather in as a Tree Pipit was right in front of me!

On the way home we took a slight detour and called in at Dane Bower Quarry in the hope of some Wheatear action. Only a couple were seen but there were plenty of Meadow Pipits around the area between the lay-by and the pond along the track, seen flying over head were 2 Raven and a couple of Curlew and finally a nice male Stonechat poked it's head just over some Heather to check us out.

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