Not a big bash, but a look in on one or two locations in Bowland with BT on Friday which started off quite interesting but soon fizzled out to nothing. We first pulled up at Blea Tarn Reservoir where I noted a single Goldeneye and 20 Wigeon.
Brambling Astland Photography
The interesting bit was a stroll on Plantation Lane, a beech lined road for about a quarter of a mile and found 4 Brambling with Chaffinch, at least 3 Nuthatch, a Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Great Tit, several Blue Tit were of note, with 3 Buzzard soaring overhead. At Stoops Bridge in Abbeystead, 3 Long-tailed Tit seen and c.45 Greylag over.
Buzzard Antonio Puigg
By now the day had 'fizzled out' and we spent little more than 15 minutes at Tower Lodge where 2 Buzzard went over, and a trip over the hill from here to Langden proved to be the road to nowhere and BT dropped me off back home again just after 3.00pm. To be realistic, hardly front line birding, but it was nice if cold up there today.
During a couple of periods we went different ways, BT claims 2 Siskin at Stoops Bridge, and 5 Buzzard over Plantation Lane.
Thanks to Antonio, Susan and Peter (Astland Photography) for the images.