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Saturday, November 10, 2012

A reet poor do ont ill





                                         Kessie in for the kill

                                                 Good conditions, no birds
                                                 Hazy sun going down
                                                             Going
                                                                      Gone

Soil Hill late afternoon. Clear blue skies, cold SW>4

A thorough search of the top of the hill found only,  1 Skylark, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1f Pheasant and 1 Kestrel.
Strangely, conditions on the top of the hill are ideal with plenty scrapes and boggy areas but there are no Snipe to be found?
Several small and large gulls were heading to the TMR roost with birds on the water in excess of 500.
Had a bit of a Waxwing scout about in Halifax this pm and as DJS commented, most of the usual Rowans are missing berries this year with the Sainsburys/ Wickes hotspot area very low in fruit.
BS

7 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Looks like best bet for waxis will be picking some up to and from roosts or just moving through. Some at Fly Flatts would be nice if you are up there in the morning.!

Tracy C said...

Oh no Brian. Not the news I wanted to here!

Brian Sumner . said...

I,ll be there but not sure about the Waxwings, hope I dont get distracted with Whooper Swans, Wigeon, Lap Bunts and Shorelarks.

Brian Sumner . said...

Dont worry Tracy, we,ll find you some.
Type Yorkshire Birding Magazine in search and look at that flock in Sheffield.

Tracy C said...

Haha. I need to see them in person! I might be trudging around Halifax tomorrow and camping out near Sainsbury's.

NigelK said...

Sooo glad I gave in to common sense and elected to go south instead of the hill. However the result was the same, apart from small gull sp - nothing!

Brian Sumner . said...

Hope that there hill behaves itself tomorrow if you get up there Nigel.