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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Second dousing of the year, Soil Hill


                                           Distant shots in the pouring rain

No let up in the weather from this morning so it was stay in or Soil Hill, no contest.
When I got on the hill it was torrential rain driven by a W>5-6 but mild, this continued throughout the visit then clear skies were moving over from the west as I got home.
The Bunts made sure I got a good soaking before they let themselves be seen and it was nearly 1 hour of searching before I came across them at  the northeast end of the bumps. All 7 were together but flighty moving short distances at a time around the hilly area.
Though absolutely soaked to the skin I came away with my new year tick although watching these birds feed they,ll be with us some time yet.
Also present were
3 cock pheasant
2  hen pheasant , probably driven up there from the sad  mans xmas shoot.
5 Skylark
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done Bri for getting up there this morning - brave man! Snow Bunts always worth the effort though and that's a good start for you for the year. All the best - Dave.

Dean said...

I reckon i`d be tempted out into the rain, by Snow Bunts, Brian.
Nice birds to get on the 1st day.