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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Queensbury, Magpies and Mipits

                                                   Magpies in Foxhill.

A cool SW>4  today with cloudy skies and very murky to the east but remaining dry with another starry moonlit sky tonight.
Meadow Pipits have been moving over today all >N and NE but only in twos and threes and very high. I counted 23 whilst I was walking to and from work and 2 Pied Wagtails headed east, again very high in moving mode.
An influx of Magpies was apparent at midday with 15 counted around Foxhill park where usually there is just the one resident pair.
Got a report today of yet another Woodcock flushed down the old station along with 2 Snipe and 2 Roe Deer.
BS.

4 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Osprey over Knaresborough on 5th March - get the fish paste out!!!!!

AndyC said...

Had 22 Magpies but only 3 mipits...gonna try and count the House sparrow population of Northowram this spring..How many you reckon in Queensbury.??

Brian Sumner . said...

Queensbury is the stronghold for House Sparrows Andy with 40+ around our feeders alone. It must be the height up here as Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch are near none existent and whatever type of seed etc I put out its always House Sparrows.

Brian Sumner . said...

Dave, Getting the dead sheep and Rabbits off the garage roof now that the Buzzards have gone over and replacing them with fish paste sandwiches and fish pie to get the Ospreys down.
You,ve no chance of any over your house once they pick up the scent from here.