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Saturday, November 13, 2010

A birdie morning at Queensbury

Although the wind had dropped considerably this morning the heavy showers continued with blue clear skies one minute and black clouds with heavy rain the next. Never the less the sky was active with birds looking desperate to feed after yesterdays gales. Two grey heron came up from the Station Rd pond along with 7 Mallard and several Fieldfare were in the trees in the same location.
18 Lapwing flew over the garage towards Jackson Hill fields and Redwing and Fieldfare were on the move most of the morning in various directions.
A report from gamekeeper Roy (not your average gamekeeper I hasten to add) told of a good size covey of Grey Partridge in the old railway station and he had also sighted Red Legged down there. He also came across 4 youths with air rifles down there but has informed the land owner who is looking into it.
Oats Royd has been donated 2 white geese from one of the chicken pen owners who has given up due to losing all his hens to Foxes. Hopefully the geese will help to keep the idiots away from the ponds as they tend to get a bit aggressive if approached.
Hopefully the weather will be something like in the morning and we can all come away with an abundance of birds.
BS

1 comment:

DJSutcliffe said...

Good luck for the morning Bri.