Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Hordron road to upper and return 5/7/17.
The mist and low cloud started to lift and clear on arrival around 12-20 pm. Juv Ring Ouzel was flushed from hordron barn area and flew off calling towards upper hordron but not relocated. The male Wheatear is still at hordron barn in heavy moult. 2 juv Stonechats are still near long moor clough ford with another calling nearby. Also 2 possibly 3 Merlins include a male perched at least twice but distant views. C Buzzard 4, Kestrel 3, Raven a total of 6, Golden Plover 4 include 2 seen in flight. Small numbers of Siskins are in the plantations with a male showing well on a thistle. GS Pecker calling at swinden plantation.