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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Altwite on the night. Qby, north and south.


                 Twite, a welcome visitor to Soil Hill


                                         
              Theres always a blade of grass or a twig.

                              Small number of Goldfinch there.

                                   100+ Lapwing flock, Brighouse Rd

                                   Lappies and Starlings
                                    Green Lane Jackdaw
                              Little Owl hiding on the deck.

1530 hours and down to Tracys Wheatear field where there was 100+ Lapwings and c200 Starling but no Goldies or Fieldfare in any of the fields. Took plenty snaps then headed on to Corporal Hill where I discovered Id knocked the camera setting so back to the Lapwings to take them all again, what a dipstick.
Green Lane was quiet apart from 1 Little Owl which I nearly overlooked as it was near the ground, otherwise a few small gulls and the usual corvids.
On to Soil Hill where the skies were quiet apart from passing small gulls  and a zig zag trek along the north slope for Jack Snipe proved fruitless although I did flush a cock Pheasant which flew from nearly under my boot scaring the life out of me.
After snapping Goldfinches on the seed tops I saw 4 LBJs which quickly disappeared into the vegetation but spooked me as they acted strange, if they had been Linnets or Mipits they would have flown off.
My first thought was Snow Buntings but after 30 mins search I re located them and found 1 to be a juv Goldfinch and the other 3 Twite which is a good bird for the hill but Id rather have had Snow Bunts.
Clocks back tonight which means an extra hour in bed for normal folk but an extra hour daylight in the morning for early birders.
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Good do with the Twite there Bri and some nice shots. Persistence paid dividends.

NigelK said...

Nov 2nd was the date in 2011 where both Twite and pr Snow Bunting were located pon the hill together so the chances are fair to good.