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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mistle Thrush morn


                                  Mistle Thrushes on the move

Plenty Blackbirds around
                                                           Sunrise

A bright red sunrise with temperatures below zero with clear, calm conditions.
Surprisingly Mistle Thrushes were on the move with 11 counted in 30 minutes bunny hopping through from roof to roof slowly heading >S and at midday 15 Blackbirds were in and around Foxhill park moving around the surrounding gardens. A show like this in Queensbury usually happens after an easterly wind but it has been calm the last few days.
The thick conifers behind the garage probably held a Tawny Owl this morning which would have been a site tick if only I could have seen it. Corvids were going mad mobbing the tops of the trees, which are about 20 ft tall, and these were soon joined by Blackbirds and Dunnocks and finally by 6 B.H.Gulls all making a right dim but try as I may I couldnt see anything in the thick greenery.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Great sunrise pictures from up there. It was probably just a LEO!!!!!!!!!!!

AndyC said...

Or an eagle Owl.....someone on our street reckoned they had it last week..in there conifers

Brian Sumner . said...

A plain old Tawny would make me a happy man