Trip reports

Midweek Walk - Blacka Moor

Willow warbler

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

We experienced very strange weather conditions on our Blacka Moor walk, with a very fine wind-blown drizzle.  

Our climb up the valley was accompanied by singing Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Robins and Wrens, but the open moorland was bleak and bird-less. Once we dropped down again into the woodland, we encountered Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Great Tit and Chaffinch, though we failed to locate a singing Blackcap.  

We made our return across farmland where we had good views of Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush and a lone Swallow. It was a great walk, just a pity about the weather.

32 people attended
23 bird species seen
Star Bird: Willow Warbler

Full list of bird species:
Blue Tit
Blackbird
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Chaffinch
Crow
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Jackdaw
Long-tailed Tit
Mistle Thrush
Meadow Pipit
Magpie
Nuthatch
Pied Wagtail
Robin
Song Thrush
Swallow
Treecreeper
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren