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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Collared Doves and a bogey bird

                                 An influx of Collared Doves
A poor start to the morning once again in the fog,one of the major hazards of upland birding, which cleared by 0930hrs bringing bright blue skies but few birds. Meadow pipits were the first over but in small numbers followed by a scattering of Skylarks and Chaffinch but as the morning brightened the movement stopped.
Lunchtime found an influx of Collared Doves around Foxhill with 11 counted in a small area. A stiff neck was the  only reward for constantly scanning the skies today for Pinkies , I felt sure Id get some today and kept the trigger finger on the camera ready but not to be.
The bogey bird was a Tawny Owl which flew across the front of the car tonight as I returned from my weekly run to Wilsden along Well Heads Lane, my second of the year and a bird I really struggle with.
BS

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