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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fly Flatts

                                              Red Ball Sunrise

                                           Above Ovenden Moor

                                    Reflections on calm water


                                             Fog in the valleys


                                        Massive move of Jackdaws


Fly Flatts 0700-1030hrs  Dead Calm then slight NW>2 Bright blue skies.

Busy up till 0900hrs then dropped off leaving just a trickle of Meadow Pipits.
Movers of the morning were Jackdaws with large numbers >SW throughout the watch.
Thanks to an alert call from DCB at Oxenhope I just managed a quick and distant sighting of a ring tail Hen Harrier >SW dropping below the ridge towards Hebden Bridge, thanks for that Dave.
A few Redwing but still waiting for those big flocks piling in. Again no Pinkies.

Movers :-
1 Hen Harrier...............................>SW
83 Woodpigeons.........................>S
28 Chaffinch................................>SW
8 Siskin.......................................>SW
c320 Jackdaws...........................>SW
19 Greenfinch.............................>SW
41 Meadow Pipits.......................>S
11 Redwing................................>SE
2 Jay..........................................>W
Present :-
1 Teal on the water NE corner
3 Red Legged Partridge
15 BH gulls.
BS


3 comments:

Tracy C said...

Gorgeous pictures Brian.

NigelK said...

Hen Harrier would go down nicely for me, it's been a while.

DJSutcliffe said...

Nice one Bri and like the shots of the views this morning. I guess the Jackdaws were the roosters from Bingley heading back to Calderdale. I have noticed they are heading up that way in an evening over Syke Lane area.
Great stuff with the HH as well as the other movers.