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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Soil Hill roost

Got home from family things by 1500hrs with the light fading fast but went up on the hill anyway again hoping to get the roosting Goldies but again no joy.
As I walked up the track 7 Fieldfare landed on the wall near the mast before flying down into the roadside pine trees presumably to roost. Up on the summit 6 Herring gull came over >SW, another 9 had gone over Ogden this morning which I forgot to add to my post, then DJS had some p.m. so it looks like a bit of a move was on.
As I was watching the gulls disappear  I noticed a Snow Bunting in the clover near to me so I backed away so as not to disturb it on the edge of darkness and apart from that Id probably get lynched if I posted any more pics.
I kept watching the area from a distance when suddenly 6 Bunts lifted up and kept flying a circuit over  the hill and after a few minutes 3 more flew in from the north of the hill and joined them. All 9 then dropped down into the area of the longest grass in the SE corner and all went still, this supposedly being their roost.
BS

1 comment:

DJSutcliffe said...

Good do with getting back to 9 now again Bri, well worth a late visit then.
There looked to be a few birders up there this afternoon as I scanned from 'The Withens' so it's good if a few more people have picked up these wonderful birds.
7 Fieldfares headed over towards Ogden/Soil Hill mid afternoon as well!