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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Yes, its more Snow Bunts.






                                                 Bit of an eye problem with this bird.


With an hour to spare late afternoon I had the usual ,where shall I go thought, and decided on Soil Hill with the intention of ignoring the Snow Bunt area and concentrating on the NW corner of the hill looking for Goldies and big gulls coming in to Thornton Moor to roost but when up there the summit was empty and a misty murky sky blanked out any chance of skywatching so it was back to the SE end to save the day with the old faithful Snow Bunts.
After a bit of searching I came across the 4 feeding in the bumps. Oddly they were by the seed that has been put down but none were touching it, instead, pulling at bits of vegetation or pecking in the soil.
They were a bit fidgety as the machines and wagons were working the hill which is unusual for a Sunday and every time the JCB bucket banged the birds took off sometimes going so high they were out of sight,
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

Mighty fine pictures to console yourself with

DJSutcliffe said...

Belting shots those Bri - great stuff.

I headed up Cold Edge this aft but it was pretty dead except for c20 Red Grouse and 7 Herring Gulls(2 adults)went west and calling (which is not usual for those passing through)!