Pendleside, January 2015

FOUR SNOW BUNTINGS WERE THE HIGHLIGHT of a wild and very bleak winter's day on Pendle Hill's summit. Just how I like it! However, they were the only birds up there today in a very strong gusting northwest wind. I could hardly stand up at times and there was zero chance of holding the camera steady enough for a photo, the wind even blew it out of my hands a couple of times! Lower down on the Pendleside slope were three stonechats, a kestrel and a flock of around 50 Fieldfares with a similar number of starlings towards the Barley Road. Well at least a hike up Pendle is good excerise!