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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Nice skies, nice walk , no birds! Fly Flatts

           Sunrise beyond Queensbury, Drax power station.
                          Sunrise from Soil Hill over Queensbury
                                         A frozen Ovenden Moor
                                                                   Bleak
                                   Water 80% frozen

A calm clear morning with a bright sunrise which was soon lost in the cloud. The mist was hanging in the bottoms so conditions looked ideal for a Pinkie movement but it was,nt to be.
The whole of the area was strangely void of birds and after 2 hours trekking I came away with 6 Red Grouse and 1 Carrion Crow. Just nothing on the water which was 80% frozen and not a bird in the sky, although it was pleasant up there without the usual fog or wind.
The Delvers held a few Chaffinch and a couple of Blackbirds, and 4 Mallard flew >E over Soil Hill on my way back.
Raggalds flood was also deserted, roll on spring.
BS

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