Studies in Nidderdale

Studies in Nidderdale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... bath, i.e., the sea, Sax. Chron., A.D. 975. In the absence of any recent record of the Golden Eagle in the district, the names of" Arna Nab," "Arncliff," "Arnagill," indicate that it formerly bred on these hills. Buzzards are occasionally seen on the moors. At Christmas, 1868, Mr. Yorke's keepers trapped a Common Buzzard on Gowthwaite Moor (1200--See page 91. 1500 feet). Mr. Ormerod shot a Kough-legged Buzzard on the moors near Lofthouse about 1861. The Rough-legged Buzzard is said to be commoner here than the Common Buzzard. The Merlin Breeds on the moors. On February 22nd, 1868,1 saw one a few miles west of Bradford; on June 12th, 1869, one on the moor behind Guys Cliff (1100 feet), a magnificent cliff with a northerly exposure, over 100 feet in height, in the lower part of Nidderdale. Its flight is swift, low, and graceful. As it flies its wings seem sharper than a Kestrels, and its tail thinner, approaching the appearance of a Swift. The last week in June, 1869, Mr. Yorke's watchers found a Merlin's nest on Bamsgill Moor (1250--1500 feet, N.E. exposure), with four young birds. On July 1st, 1869, I saw a Bed-backed Shrike at Hole Bottom (950 feet), a dell full of trees and bushes, slightly exposed to the S.E., chattering and making a great noise. It is here a rare bird, as I have no other record of its occurrence. Says Chaucer, in ' The Friar's Tale ' --. "As full of Jangles, Ab full of venom be these WariangUn."--V.6990. The Wariangle (G-erm. Wurgengel, ) is now a rare bird. I believe the name is still used in some West-Midland Counties. Mr. Speght (Edit, Chaucer, 1597--1602, ) explains "Wariangle" to be " A kind of birds full of noise, and very ravenous, preying upon others, which more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236523099