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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Queensbury, excellent sky watching conditions

                                       First light, clear skies
                                  Last light, a hazy sunset from Roper Lane
                                Waiting for a turn on the feeders
                                        On the lookout

A glorious day with low temperatures and wall to wall sunshine bringing clear blue skies.
Ideal conditions for Pinkie movement and several reports came in with mainly p.m. skeins but unfortunately none over my air space although Ive had a birding free day due to family commitments but it doesnt stop you gazing skyward all the same.
A quick look at Shelf Moor whilst passing found the Lapwing flock about the same size  with 300 + birds and around 10 Goldies.
The fields along Roper Lane held a few winter thrushes and a party of 11 Goldfinch on the wires.
A bit murky up here in the gods tonight so hoping the fog keeps away for the morning.
BS

3 comments:

NigelK said...

Once again the numbers of Lapwing fluctuates within a few hours; your count being almost treble mine. I would love to know where these birds go to or arrive from.

AndyC said...

They definatly go to Northowram and southowram as I see them on the move all the time...There was a Snipe flying with them when I passed today.

Dean said...

Possible that it could be another Pink day, today (Sunday). Hope you manage to connect with a skein or two, Brian.