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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Redwings hit Queensbury

Heron on the move
Ogden gulls
Mallard attack

Walking home at lunch time today the fog was just lifting and several Redwings were flitting about in the Rowan trees up Chapel Lane. A walk up Foxhill with the dogs found Redwings pouring over >SW, some just below the cloud base, others in the fog only to be heard seeping as they passed over. The birds were coming from the direction of Otley and heading towards the Calder Valley, some dropping down into trees in the park and gardens. A quick phone call to DCB at Oxenhope only to find that he was still fogged out.
By the time I walked back to work just a few lingering Redwings were about but the day had a real birdy feel with Linnets, Goldfinches and House Sparrows on the thistle tops.
Redwings...................c250 >SW

A quick last light visit to Ogden tonight provided a few Redwings in the plantation, a single Heron >SW and 168 small gulls, mainly Black Headed which gradually moved off >S along with several of the Mallards.

Nice to meet Chris King on a 12 mile run which was going to take him up over the windfarm and over the moor, I was going to join him but the dogs would never have kept up with me !!!
Watch those skies tomorrow if the fog has gone.
BS

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