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Friday, January 6, 2012

Red Sky in morning, birders warning

                                             Early dawn, Chapel Lane
                                 The Willows with Black Dyke in the background

                                                             Over,t mill

A bright red sky sunrise leaving a sunny clear day until mid p.m. when the clouds arrived bringing heavy drizzle and a strong W>4.
Birds were active today taking advantage of the dry calm weather with resident passerines filling the garden feeders.
Up to 36 House Sparrows were in and around my garden at midday and a feeder by Foxhill park held 4 Blackbirds and 7 Collared Doves.
Common and BH gulls were out in force but hanging around gardens rather than the parks grassed area whilst  a steady flow of LBB gulls passed overhead >SW with at least 2 Herring gulls in tow.
A tight group of 15 Lapwings headed over the garage in the direction of the increasing flock at Pepper Hill.
Had 3 visits today at the garage and 2 phone calls asking for directions and where to find the Snow Buntings on Soil Hill. Apparently it is now out on Birdline as well as being published in last weekends Yorkshire Post, so I think we should erect a little shed up there for Nigel to sell tea and souvenirs out of.
BS

4 comments:

NigelK said...

Lets buy the garage and use it instead; maybe in time I'll look up for birds instead of down.

NigelK said...

Did the visitors and callers give you any idea of their source of info? Just wonderin if it was your blog being put on the village website.

Brian Sumner . said...

Two were customers, one was a friend of Sean Gray who knew from my blog I worked here and the other two had seen my blog, one from Clayton and one from Huddersfield that knew Mick Cunningham.

DJSutcliffe said...

Jen says that a cuppa and scones would be just fine!