Gedling Pit Top 28/10/2014

October 28, 2014 in Holiday and Trip Reports by Jim Steele

A morning dash to the ornithological Mecca that is Gedling Pit Top was well worthwhile – after two hours of scanning a juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard flew directly overhead and drifted West. Also, a pair of very obliging Stonechats, several Skylark and Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, two Sparrowhawk and a few Kestrel. An unusual view of a Green Woodpecker from above – the green back and that bright, red patch on the back of the head is impressive. Four Red Admiral butterflies and a few Migrant Hawkers.

Pictures below courtesy of Mr Karl Proctor.