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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shelf Moor Wheatears







A tour of Shelf Moor fields this evening inspired by Tracys report yesterday produced 13 female and 2 male Wheatears.
Possibly the males move on to moorland territory first followed by the females.

Tracys field...................................4f  1m Wheatear
                                                     2 Pied Wagtail
                                                     4 Meadow Pipit
Hawthorn field...............................3f  1m Wheatear
                                                     8 Woodpigeon
                                                     1 Lapwing
                                                     2 Mistle Thrush
Gorse field.....................................2f Wheatear
                                                     c 50 Starlings
Shelf Moor pond ,field above........4f Wheatear
                                                      6 Canadas.
BS.

10 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done Tarcy - good stuff on the Wheatears, looks like this is a regular spot for migrants here Bri - ready for a Whinchat now then!

Brian Sumner . said...

Welcome back Dave, thought you,d disappeared off the face of the earth

DJSutcliffe said...

Been too busy with other pressing matters these last few days. Been struggling with a few things but getting there! Don't count me out yet !!! Have you heard from Turkey?

Brian Sumner . said...

No news as yet, hope he,s not missing Soil Hill too much.

Tracy C said...

They seem to be plenty about in Shelf Brian.

I saw another Roe Deer in the valley tonight. I got a few distant shots.

Tracy C said...

P.S. These photos are fab.

DJSutcliffe said...

Apologies Tracy - typing error above!!

Tracy C said...

No worries. My brothers call me Tarcy!

Brian Sumner . said...

Looks like its going to be your year Tracy, or is it Tarcy, its only April and you,re on a run with the deer and got a field named after you.

Tracy C said...

It is a good year Brian. Had 2 goldfinch and 2 greenfinch in the garden tonight. Never seen that before! It must be the niger!