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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mipits on the move

A bright and breezy day in Queensbury with clear skies and a cold lazy wind.( For those of you that has,nt heard of a lazy wind , its a wind thats too lazy to go round you so goes through you instead ).
From first light this morning Meadow Pipits were trickling through all heading >W and >NW but this movement had dried up by 1000hrs. Unlike autumn, Meadow Pipits are seldom seen around our area on their return in Spring mainly due to the fact that they return in much smaller numbers leisurely making their way back without the build up and urgency that they have to head south in the autumn.
Also its said that they tend to follow the rivers inland making several stops on route to feed etc so when we visit our sites on the moors suddenly there they are as if out of thin air.
A quick visit to Old Guy Rd cricket field tonight , because this is a good stopping off place for them each year, produced 8 Mipits and 5 Skylark.
Target birds for Fly Flatts in the morning are Curlew, Oystercatcher and Goldeneye, nothing too ambitious there, but anything better will be greatly appreciated.
Will get some Nyger down Dave in an attempt to get some Twite back to the area.
BS

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