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Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Magnificent 7 except theres 9,










Thick fog and heavy drizzle this p.m. up Soil Hill but with work looming its ugly head tomorrow a man has to do what a man has to do so up I went. Strangely there were no birders up there after a visit by several this morning, or if there were I probably wouldnt have seen them in the fog.
First birds seen were 9 Goldies lift off and move to the other side of the hill.  Almost immediately I was amongst the Snow Bunts on the SE flat area sticking around the waters edges with 7 all close together, the other 2 turned up later in the clover field right in the SE corner. These 2 have got to be from another location as they rarely mix apart from roost time.
Managed to get a few shots in the fog but after being knelt in the mud for 30 minutes my knees started to sieze up.   Apologies for more photos but I can,t resist them and they are the first half decent ones this year.
BS

7 comments:

Dean said...

No need to apologise, Brian. You can never get enough of Snow Bunts.

NigelK said...

Yep you got some goodies, again.

Brian Sumner . said...

They,ve been here over 2 months now, was it the 2/11/11 when you found the first 5 Nigel ?

NigelK said...

I'm sure it was and what an unprecedented visit we've had. Long may that top stay the way it is.

DJSutcliffe said...

You need to look after those knees Bri !! Keep the photos coming, I love them.

Conry said...

Hi Brian. Congratulations by observation and photos this nine snow bunting, I never see this specie. Regards!

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Conry, checked out your sites, good photos and good birds though I don,t understand the lingo, Spanish I think?