MB

  All users of this forum, please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the sticky posts at the top of each forum; posts not conforming to these guidelines and requests will be deleted.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Dove Stone RSPB (including Binn Green and environs)


Status: Offline
Posts: 538
Date:
RE: Dove Stone RSPB (including Binn Green and environs)


2 Juv Crossbills showing very well by the car park viewing point at 6.40pm.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 194
Date:

3 Crossbill this pm: m,f,juv - adjacent to viewpoint

Also ~3 redpoll over, 1+ Siskin calling, Treecreeper, Peregrine screaming

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 21
Date:


sat 11 july, 13.00-14.30pm

Binn Green

At least 20+crossbills[3 stunning males bright orange/red colours showing well],
got to see them at last after 3 or 4 previous visits,very pleased indeed.
2 lesser redpoll,
3 siskin,
1 coal tit,
2 chaffinch,
4 juvenile goldfinch,

yeoman hey / dove stone and surrounds,
2 common sandpiper,
meadow pipit,
pied wagtail,
willow warbler,
plus a very busy kestrel over ashway gap...

lovely day all in all ....



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 522
Date:

Hello Jim,
I am sure Jim and I passed you all yesterday, as we were around from about 10.30 -2pm. We only managed two sightings of a female Crossbill. One in the middle of the tree, and the other very good, as it was on the top branch of the tree to the left.
Also we saw one Lesser Redpoll.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:


Binn Green

Fri 10 July approx. 11:55am

With Tom Jones, and meeting Bill Beckwith and friends, and Alan RSPB Volunteer.

Glorious weather on arrival, with car park half full, but seemingly not many birders about. Those above helped tremendously.

Within twenty minutes of our arrival, Crossbills came the murmur from the pathway east of the bench in the viewing area. About 20 quick strides gave us views of 1 male, 1 female and approx. 5 juveniles.
At last, and what lovely birds they were ! Well worth the wait !

Others seen included : Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Lesser Redpoll, Chafffinch and Blackbird

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1239
Date:

Tuesday 7th July 2015, 8.30am

Binn Green

c30 Crossbills. At least 4 males, the majority juveniles
Mixed group of juvenile finches, consisting of Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, and Chaffinch
Blackcap singing
Juvenile Coal Tits


-- Edited by David Walsh on Tuesday 7th of July 2015 06:40:37 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1419
Date:

Sunday 5th July
From Dovestones car park up Chew Valley to Chew Res.

2 Kestrel
2 Ring Ouzel
Lots of Meadow Pipit
2 Willow Warbler seen, lots heard
1 male Reed Bunting
2 Raven cronking as they flew over Chew Res
Few Black-headed Gulls over
Few Goldfinch over
Few Pied Wagtail
3 Grey Wagtail
Lots of Canada Geese at side of Chew Res

Binn Green.
A group of around 10-15 Lesser Redpoll over
1 Coal Tit
1 pair of Bullfinch
1 Blackbird
1 Blackcap flycatching near car park
Great Spotted Woodpecker heard only






-- Edited by Rob Creek on Monday 6th of July 2015 06:56:00 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 457
Date:

Spent the day here today.

Binn Green:

4 blackcap
2 swallow
1 very recently fledged robin
4 coal tit
10+ siskin
2 lesser redpoll
2 crossbill (juvenile and a female)
blackbird, blue tit, goldfinch, chaffinch, woodpigeon

Yeoman Hey / Dove Stone and surrounds

2 willow warbler
3 grey wagtail
2 pied wagtail
10+ meadow pipit
2 siskin
6 goldfinch
3 or more common sandpiper
3 black-headed gull (including one juvenile)

Chew Valley path:

1 willow warbler
15+ meadow pipit
5 grey wagtail
2 dipper
4 stonechat (including juveniles)
1 ring ouzel
1 little owl (suffering the ire of grey wagtails)

2 pied wagtail (including a juvenile) at the very top, along with c50 Canada geese, and the usual numbers of meadow pipits.





__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 117
Date:

Just one lone Common Crossbill present at around 1pm today.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 394
Date:

Glad you saw them Rob, I suspected there was at least 2 groups of Crossbills present, As I viewed the group in the Larches I heard the Glipp Glipp Glipp of anther fly over group but didn't see or locate them.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1419
Date:

Sunday 28th June with Steve Burke

As soon as we arrived, another birder informed us that the Crossbills had been seen minutes ago (was that you Mark? Many thanks if it was) and sure enough within a minute we were on them. Firstly a gorgeous female showed then bright orangey male appeared just above her feeding.
I think they were spooked by a walker and 3 birds actually flew out of the tree.
About 5 minutes later a group of around 7 or 8 birds flew over and landed just beyond the feeders. We could see at least 4 birds including juveniles but then they flew off again.

Other birds of note...
-Lots of Lesser Redpoll
-Goldfinch
-couple of juvenile Siskin
-2 Peregrine circling near Ashby Gap
-1 Kestrel
-few Willow Warbler
-few Meadow Pipit
-Common Sandpiper heard only
Also forgot to mention 2 male Blackcap heard and seen yesterday.

A great day with some special species seen.


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 394
Date:

3.45-4.45pm Binn Green,

Crossbill 5, 1 adult male, 1 female and 3 juvinile birds present In the Larch trees to the right of the viewing platform.

Also
8 Lesser Redpoll
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
Blackcap a singing male in the small copse in front of the car park

-- Edited by Mark Burgess on Sunday 28th of June 2015 05:35:07 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:

Nice to see you rob

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1301
Date:

8 flew past at dinner at Binn Green look out on to the larches on the right.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 213
Date:

Six rather nice crossbills from the viewing area late this morning (with Mark Rigby).

Regards, Chris J - B

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1419
Date:

Ian it must've been you I spoke to approx 3.50pm near the viewing area.

-A late showing of a female Crossbill at 5.29pm then a juvenile at 5.48pm but that was it for me as far as Crossbills go!
-Lesser Redpoll - didn't count, lots of them including a group of around 10 birds
-Siskin - lots of juveniles around, not a single adult
-few Goldfinch
-2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
-2 Chiffchaff seen, 1 really close up near the viewing screen, more heard calling
-1 Coal Tit
-few Blue Tits
-2 Mallard over
-Red Grouse heard opposite viewing area

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:

Good views of Male and female crossbills feeding on pine cones. In the trees on right hand side off viewing area around 3.45pm.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 115
Date:


Had an hour at viewing area (11 - 12 ish) in hope of seeing crossbill and was lucky. Initially had a small flock in flight, approx 15+, only seen briefly but did pick out a male. A short time later also picked up some in larches to left and down the slope from viewing area. Not able to estimate numbers as often on opposite side of trees to me, but again had a male and several females and juveniles.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 965
Date:

Ludicrously busy up here and very few birds. A group of youths have set up shop at the viewing area ready with pots and pans and a huge bag of charcoal. The RSPB Warden has been informed but unless and until they are cleared off there's little chance of any Crossbills coming to the Larches

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1489
Date:

5.30-7.30pm

5 crossbills, 2 males, 2 females & 1 juvenile showing well in the larches just to the right of the viewing area at binn green, then the views got even better when they all decided to drop further down into the open branches of the trees in full view at about 10 yards away, lots of pics taken & then they decided to drop onto the ground biggrin after they left I went to see where they had been dropping down & there was a small pool of water, so obviously having a drink.
other birds around...
redpoll
siskin
great spotted woodpecker
nuthatch
treecreeper
goldcrest
jay
bullfinch
goldfinch
chaffinch
peregrine falcon
kestrel
willow warbler
blackcap
coal tit
mistle thrush
a pleasant couple of hours smile

__________________
saburke


Status: Offline
Posts: 649
Date:

15th June. 12.15 - 13.45 hrs.

Binn Green.

Crossbill (juvenile) flew in to feed in the Larches at 13.15 hrs ...... had seen another fly over calling, 30 minutes earlier.

Quite a few Siskin and Lesser Redpoll zipping around, singing and calling.

Roger.

__________________
Blessed is the man who expecteth little reward ..... for he shall seldom be disappointed.


Status: Offline
Posts: 366
Date:

It was a good karma day today clearly, after great views of Black Redstart in Manchester City Centre first thing, I made it up to Binn Green by about 11. I met Stuart Rothery and had a chat, hello! We thought we heard a Crossbill calling and Stuart headed off. Within 2 minutes of me wandering through to the viewpoint, 10-11 Crossbills flew over my head and dropped into the trees out of sight! I had a quick look from the road and then realized that all I really had to do was wait by the fence by the feeders. Right enough the birds appeared within a few minutes and then I watched them for about 45 minutes feeding like machines in the Larch trees. It was a classic mixed group, with at least a couple of streaked juveniles, a rich orange male, a couple of yellow younger birds (males too?) and a rich greeny-yellow bird that I took for an adult female. Absolutely awesome, I hadn't been online so I was pretty gobsmacked when they dropped in, I had been hoping as I walked up the hill but how often does it go that well?

Also seen a Siskin and several Lesser Redpoll and a busy couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers

I walked round the reserve and to be honest the far side by the Sailing Club was pretty quiet, seems less busy than last year to me. I did have good views of some busy Stonechats up Chew Valley, plus a Dipper on one of the weirs, I've not seen one there before.

Another Dipper seen by the roundabout at the bottom of the hill as I headed home, plus at least 8 Grey Wagtails on the brook at different spots.

Yet another brilliant session at Dove Stones, one of my absolute favourite places to go birding

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 14th of June 2015 09:24:51 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 117
Date:

A flock of 15 to 20 Crossbills in Binn Green Car Park up until at least 9-30 this morning.
Nice to meet Richard who was asking when the last time I had seen Crossbills here,
about 10 seconds later they flew in. What timing!

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 117
Date:

Two cuckoos calling at 7am both heard from the main car park, only one seen.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1419
Date:

Quick visit following on from the Greenfield Ring Ouzels.

Very busy birdwise...
8 Lesser Redpoll (some mating)
Lots of Chaffinch
Lots of Goldfinch
1 m Greenfinch
1 m Bullfinch
2 m Reed Bunting
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Jay
1 Robin
1 Dunnock
Few Meadow Pipit
1 Song Thrush doing a fantastic repertoire of songs including a belting imitation of a Curlew
Lots of Blue Tit, Great Tit and Coal Tit
1 Kestrel
Plenty of Pheasant

Also I had a quick drive over the Saddleworth tops to Kirklees and back which produced at least 19 Red Grouse (some giving excellent roadside views)

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 457
Date:

Spent the day here after visiting the abandoned cottage area to see the ring ouzels. Highlights:

Binn Green:

1 bullfinch
1 willow warbler
Coal tit and chaffinch the most numerous, but also great tit (with nesting material), blue tit, goldfinch, robin, blackbird, woodpigeon.

Yeoman Hey:

2 dipper (on the overflow)
4 pied wagtail
5 or so redpoll (including the pinkest one I've ever seen)
3 common sandpiper

A couple more redpoll in the conifers next to Dove Stone itself, and one common sandpiper at the far end (which could have been one of the three noted above), 4 displaying dunnocks at Ashway gap woods, and plenty of willow warbler to be heard all around.

Path up to Chew Reservoir:

1 willow warbler (in the trees by the pond, singing as I went up, and as I came back down :) )
20+ meadow pipit
c10 wheatear
3 red grouse

Chew Reservoir and surrounds:

10+ meadow pipit
1 pied wagtail
3 wheatear
2 ring ouzel
2 skylark
1 swallow hawking over the reservoir
2 raven
5+ red grouse
3 common sandpiper
2 dunlin (giving absolutely wonderful views; birds of the day)
1 curlew
1 kestrel
35 Canada geese

2 mistle thrush and 1 singing song thrush as I left, so I saw all of our summer thrushes here today.

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Thursday 23rd of April 2015 09:31:37 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 69
Date:

Tuesday 14th

8 Bramblings in conifers on the reservoir side of the bird feeders. About even numbers of males and females. Still plenty about. 10 plus Lesser Redpolls in the same area and on the feeders.

Common Sandpiper at the far end of the first reservoir, some swallows and sand martins. Buzzards.

Rob

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 117
Date:

Binn Green feeders very busy, still 1 Brambling and about 6 Lesser Redpoll plus a Song Thrush which I don't see there very often.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 22
Date:

best of a 2 1/2 hour dawdle in the woods and moor on south side of dove stone res
1 white wagtail (farmland across the track from the sailing club)
3 stonechat
2 yellowhammer
1 dipper

Gillian



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 457
Date:

Yesterday's sightings:

Around sailing club:

2 oystercatcher
2 pied wagtail
1 treecreeper
several singing coal tit

1 goldcrest and another singing coal tit in the Life for a Life wood

Path up to, and around, Chew Reservoir (where the vast majority of the day was spent):

40+ meadow pipit
4+ wren (2 seen, more heard)
1 dunnock
5 stonechat (including one male giving stunning views; very much the bird of the day)
1 pied wagtail
1 grey wagtail
1 dipper
4 skylark (2 seen, 2 others heard)
1 jay
c20 red grouse
2 pheasant
5 teal
2 mallard
3 canada geese
2 kestrel
1 peregrine


Sheep fields leading up through to the quarry:

c15 meadow pipit
2 robin
2 goldfinch
1 jay
3 pheasant
1 red-legged partridge

Another (or the same?) peregrine seen perched on the quarry face.


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 194
Date:

Binn Green - nice little patch; have driven past many times but never stopped

3 Brambling, 1+ male
2+ Treecreeper
sev Siskin
sev Goldfinch
many Chaffinch
Blue+Great+Coal Tits
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 459
Date:

Set off early morning for a walk up to Chew and then along the edge and back down to the reservoir. Quite quiet bird wise but heard Raven, saw plenty of pairs of Red Grouse then a mixed tit flock at the feeders. It was a stunning walk in fantastic snowy conditions with a temperature inversion filling the valley below with cloud.

__________________
Building my lifers


Status: Offline
Posts: 187
Date:


Hi Steve

Thanks for the tip and Yes plenty of snow there - I had a look today and was pleasantly surprised. A nice bit of winter wonderland up there. I wish I could go more often as it is a very dramatic place landscape wise. I walked up to Chew reservoir, in fact marched up as I had little time and now my legs feel it.

I did not go today to see birds specifically but managed to see Raven tumbling, a Buzzard, plenty of Grouse one flying very low over Chew Reservoir and I thought it was going to land on it. One Grouse was on a small lump of snow covered land with cloud in the background - would have made a nice photo but I was too slow. A Peregrine put in an appearance spooking a Woodcock on the moor. Fantastic bird - by far the bird of the day - they looks really strange in flight - like some one has chopped the back end.


In August 2013 I managed to video a bird which I mentioned at the time but forgot to do something about the video. For now I have taken some stills and uploaded them. I was convinced it was a Goshawk then and I am 100% sure now. The still is very grainy I doubt many people could confirm the identification from it unless they saw the bird there and then.


Sarfraz



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 5th of February 2015 10:24:26 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1522
Date:

Sarfraz Hayat wrote:



Just wondered how the snow cover is in this area? I am in Oldham tomorrow might just stop off up thee if still plenty of snow there. Where is the best place to get views of the water, woods and hills in this particularly area?





Still plenty of snow up on the hills, Sarfraz, with a few more flakes dropping this morning. Good views from the Binn Green site.

__________________
Steve "Make your birdwatching count!"


Status: Offline
Posts: 11070
Date:

Sarfraz Hayat wrote:



How does one upload images onto here? There are no attachment icons.





One doesn't I'm afraid Sarfraz; intentionally never have been able to.

__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 187
Date:



How does one upload images onto here? There are no attachment icons.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 187
Date:



Just wondered how the snow cover is in this area? I am in Oldham tomorrow might just stop off up thee if still plenty of snow there. Where is the best place to get views of the water, woods and hills in this particularly area?

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 11070
Date:

Originally posted today by Dave Phillips:

Quick visit yesterday in glorious sunshine. Feeders very busy.


Brambling at least 3 males.
Treecreeper (2)
Grt. Spotted Woodpecker (2)
Goldfinch loads.
Greenfinch (2)
Chaffinch loads.

Dovestones.
Long Tailed Tits
Coal Tit
Raven
Buzzard

Cheers Dave Phillips.


__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 1522
Date:

With the Holmfirth ("Isle of Skye") road closed, had a brief mooch around Binn Green.

Most numerous small birds were Goldfinch with quite a few Lesser Redpoll.
One male Brambling.
Gt. Spotted Woodpecker drumming.
Four rather noisy Mistle Thrush.
One Jay.
Pair of Reed Bunting looking very colourful perched on a snow-covered rock.

__________________
Steve "Make your birdwatching count!"


Status: Offline
Posts: 8
Date:

Brambling at Higher Tunstead barn feeders, along with lots of other species, in heavy snow

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 26
Date:



I saw a pair of buzzards from above Binn Green on the Holmfirth road early Saturday afternoon.


__________________
B Beckwith


Status: Offline
Posts: 457
Date:

David Morris wrote:

Went for a guided walk there today looking for mountain hares up the path to Chew Reservoir.





I passed you coming down when I was walking up, then. :) Spoke to the gentleman who lead the walk (I believe he's the RSPB's warden for the site; I've spoken to him there before), and he said there may be another in March, which I'll look into going on. Never seen any hares up there myself, either, and certainly didn't today (it had turned pretty grotty by the time I reached the top), so I headed down pretty quickly.

Binn Green yielded multiple coal tit, blue tit, great tit, chaffinch, goldfinch and blackbird, but other than that:
2 dunnock
1 great Spotted woodpecker
2 pheasants

Around the various reservoirs and walks between them:
1 dipper
several coal tit
c30 mallard
30+ black-headed gulls
2 kestrel (one making a kill; spectacular, but had to feel some sympathy for the poor furry that she got)
1 raven
7 red grouse (one giving beautiful views, and others heard calling)

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 25th of January 2015 06:41:34 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 93
Date:

Went for a guided walk there today looking for mountain hares up the path to Chew Reservoir. Didn't see any hares, but did see: 1 Kestrel 3 Red Grouse 1 Wren (when we got back down)

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 117
Date:

Still a couple of Bramblings amongst the usual birds at the feeders at Binn Green.
A quick look up on the moor above produced only Red Grouse before the cold took over.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1301
Date:

Walk from Yeoman Hey Res to the county boundary past Chew Reservoir.
24 Red Grouse, The Merlin, 2 Kestrel, One Meadow Pipit being blown into Derbyshire, Couple of Singing Wens, around the sailing club Nuthatch Siskin and a Coal tit and possibly the highest Mole Hill in GM on the Dam several of them

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 246
Date:

Ooh Great! Glad to be of help! Maybe I'll see a Merlin there one day! :)

__________________
2017 UK Yearlist: 169 GM 2017 Yearlist: 65 Europe 2017 Yearlist: 177


Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Date:

An incredibly windy day at the reservoir. I was struggling to keep steady at the side of Dove Stone, and when I got up to Chew Reservoir I was leaning at 45 degrees into the wind! The waves up there were immense. Clearly, all sensible birds stayed in their roosts, but I did have some success with raptors and crows + jackdaws (who seem to enjoy playing in strong winds) and other things in the odd sheltered spot.

2 dippers on the overflow alongside Yeoman Hay (exactly where Charles advised!)
1 Buzzard (pretty pale, but from brief glimpse fairly certain is was not rough-legged)
1 Peregrine (towards the top of Yeoman Hey by felled trees)
1 Merlin (West side of Dove Stone)
4 Red Grouse (hunkered down in the undergrowth by Chew Brook)
3 Kestrel (2 hunting in the Chew valley + up by the reservoir, a 3rd in trees opposite the sail club)
~20 Mallard (S side of Dove Stone)
3 Shellduck (S side of Dove Stone)

I parked at the wrong car park, but went to check out the feeders at Binn Green before I left and saw (in the fading light):

1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker
Blue tits
Great tits
2 Coal tits
Chaffinches
Goldfinches
Blackbird

A nice day out - thanks for the tips.

R

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Date:

Many thanks Charles for a most useful guide and Simon for the additional info. That's really helpful and sounds like a good walk.

It looks like it is going to be a bit of a dingy wet and windy Saturday, though. Will report any sightings when I'm back.

R





__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 366
Date:

This is a great description, I'd be looking and listening out for Ravens and Peregrines too though, often seen above the various reservoirs and the high ground.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 246
Date:

Topaz wrote:

Hi all, I'm an out of towner looking to spend the day (10.30 til dusk) around Dove Stone. Any advice for a walk that takes in some of the best spots would be gratefully received.

The last two dipper spots mention the overflow; is that the rather impressive knobbled (official architectural term) weir between Yeoman Hey and Dove stone? Is this regularly the best place for dippers or are there others nearby?

And if there's still a rough-legged buzzard around in the area that's got to be worth staking out for.

Cheers!

T





I'd start with a map and the details on the RSPB website. I don't live in Manchester, but visit my folks there and usually visit Dovestones 2 or 3 times a year, so I'm by no means an expert.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/dovestone_tcm9-317350.pdf

if you follow the Blue and Red outlined walks then that will give you some idea. I usually start at the Binn Green carpark as there are usually some birds on the feeders. Tits and finches mainly, in my experience with the odd Great Spotted Woodpecker. From there, you can look out over the valley for raptors, Pheasants etc.

Walk down the hill from Binn Green and then take the road down towards the reservoirs. I usually then take a left and continue up the left-hand side of Yeoman Hay. The Dippers I saw were in the channel that runs alongside the path, but on that occasion the top Reservoir (Greenfield) was full, so water was running down the overflow. When there's no water, then the overflow channel tends to be empty. The Woods oalongsde the path tend to be quiet, save for Siskins, Jays and Tits. When you get past the current wooded section, then there is moorland - usually some Pheasants, Pigeons, Corvids and maybe a Kestrel or two.

The top reservoir (Greenfield) is usually empty of life in my experience though there were a few Mallard there on my last visit and I have seen Common Sandpiper around there in the Spring. beyond the Reservoir there is a steep path with a further stream, but I've never been luck to see any Dippers on it. I didn't see the Rough-Legged Buzzards but I believe that they were up this send of the reserve, when they were seen back in November.

I usually take the path between Greenfield and Yeoman Hay reservoirs and then walk back towards Dovestones over the moorland (boggy). Not much around here usually save for some Meadow Pipits and Pheasants. When you get back to the top end of Dovestones, there are usually some Wagtails around - Generally Pied Wagtails, but also possibly some Grey too.

When you arrive at Ashway Gap there is a picnic area and during the summer the Rspb usually have a presence here. The stepped channel which comes down the hil at this point may also have Wagtails and Dippers on it and the RSPB has a sign here suggesting that you look out for Dippers here. I then usually follow the path around Dovestones towards Chew Brook and the 'Life for a Life' Woods. You could follow the path of Chew brook up to the reservoir on the top. There are Red Grouse up there and possibly also Dippers on Chew Brook. The Life for a Life wood is quiet in my experience though I've seen Siskin in there and Reed Bunting. I think that Brambling were also seem there last winter.

I usually then follow the path back around the reservoir and then head up the hill back to the Binn Green carpark.

Its probably also worth your while checking out the (infrequently updated) blog at the RSPB site.
http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/placestovisit/dovestone/default.aspx



-- Edited by Charles Farrell on Thursday 8th of January 2015 08:37:31 PM

__________________
2017 UK Yearlist: 169 GM 2017 Yearlist: 65 Europe 2017 Yearlist: 177
«First  <  1 2 3 4 514  >  Last»  | Page of 14  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar; rest in peace mum.