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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wild ,wet and Windy

A typical November day for Queensbury brightening up mid pm before more rain came over.
Such bad conditions did,nt deter the local hardy birders who know that this is the sort of weather that brings the birds.
Well spotted to DJS for his sharp eyed sighting of Little gull at Mixenden plus photos( see Calderbirds).Not an easy bird to pick out and one that could easily have been overlucked amongst the other gulls,thats a fair list of goodies you,ve found this year Dave, keep them coming.
NK was searching Ogden ,Back Lane and Soil Hill ( see Queensburybirder) in near gale force conditions and then he dashed into the garage to tell me Id just missed c50 PF Geese over low, thanks for that Nigel, that really made my afternoon!
At least its good to know that whilst Im tied up working the lads are out covering the area and if anything moves I,ll know about it either from NK, DJS, Hx grapevine or the Oxenhope team DCB/HC. Whatever did we do before mobile phones. I remember the days when birding Thornton Moor, if anything was found it was a quick dash into Oxenhope or beyond to find a public phone box that worked.
All we want now is the Pied Billed Grebe found on Hollingworth Lake to come over to Ogden. The last one I got was over at Swillington Ings many years ago in the days when I used to chase around the country semi twitching whereas now I tend to stick local and let them come to me.
Eck, whilst typing this a salt wagon has just gone up the road gritting.
BS.

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