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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More signs of movement

                                                 The works Blackbird at the feeding station

                             Whetstone Gate masts on the horizon from Foxhill
                    A   R.L. Buzzard has been showing well here for a couple of weeks now.

A bright clear day till mid p.m. when the clouds gathered leading to a grey finish.
Just ready for getting out of bed this morning when Lynda, who has the window side said ," Theres a Stork flying over ".  Out of bed in a flash and to the window just in time to see a Heron off to the east. " Sorry says Lynda, I meant a Heron".  Its not good to fly out of bed at my age.
Anyway, as it happened 3 more Herons were seen during the day all >E or >SE and very high in moving mode.
As I got to work a tight flock of 5 Meadow Pipits came over >NE which is unusual to see Mipits returning as they usually just appear on the moors having come in low in small numbers following the rivers unlike the mass exodus of birds in the autumn.
Otherwise quiet but I see there was a report of a Curlew over Calderdale today, see Calderbirds, so its all starting to kick off now.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Good to get some mipits on the move up there.

DJSutcliffe said...

You need a good scope up there for the RLB !

Brian Sumner . said...

Have scoped Buzzards over Whetstone from Soil Hill but dont think Id make out the black tail band from 20 mile.