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Sunday, September 26, 2010

No Pinkies for me today/ Soil Hill

                          Top of the world. Soil Hill looking >SW.
              Oxenhope watchpoint from Soil Hill

                               Sparrowhawk mobbed with corvid.

Soil Hill   1500-1630hrs  Cold ENE> 5  broken cloud.
Excuse shaky typing but after an hour and a half of circling doing a 360degrees watch on Soil Hill it takes a while for your head to get settled.
The wind had dropped slightly and the massive area I was scanning was sure to produce PF Geese,or so I thought, but it wasnt to be. All I got was 2 Snipe >NW, 5 Swallow >S, a few Mipits >N ? and a Sparrowhawk mobbed with corvids. Oh yes, and a DJS on the opposite hill to me (Hunter Hill) squat down
between the hillocks trying to find shelter from the wind. Oh well, roll on next Sunday.
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Good to see you again today Bri, even if you were up in 'your favourite spot' out on that elevated position and me cowering behind a hummock on Hunter Hill. Hard work at both spots today but never mind you are back to the raptor watchpoint in the morning ! Nice one with the Woodcock by the way - always a special bird.

Brian Sumner said...

Seem to get 1 Woodcock every year over the garage at about the same time and year its only my 2nd sighting.