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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How the wind blew.


                                           



A wild day up here at Queensbury today with the wind increasing steadily as the day went on getting up to gale force SW>7 gusting 8 to 9 which in Queensbury terms is, nobbut a stiff breeze. At least it remained dry throughout apart from one or two half attempted snow showers.
The puddles are frozen over tonight but the gritter has just been down the road so thats a sign of good weather, they dont come out if its bad.
Just the usual gulls in the park to give me something to photograph but its not easy in a howling gale.
Well done to DJS for tackling Soil Hill today and picking up 9 Snow Buntings for us, good job he had his heavy boots on or I,d have seen him soaring over the garage.
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Getting some good shots with that camera now - especially the Common Gulls. That white trailing edge shows up well - not checked the books yet but does Ring-billed Gull also have a white trailing edge like that/ Must have a check - just in case!!!

Brian Sumner / WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING. said...

Ring-billed have just the same white trailing edge Dave, the only real difference in flight is smaller windows on the wing tips but not enough to make you look twice. Without a good study on the ground I think you,ll have problems there.
The easiest way is to let you find one first then I,ll come and look at it.