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Friday, November 2, 2012

Last minute Mipit move.

A bright but cloudy day after a night of snow showers leaving a slight covering at one point up here at Queensbury. As now the norm, heavy rain by late afternoon and on into the evening.
Plenty Fieldfares moving about first thing this morning on the way to work, me not the birds, along with a few  small squadrons of Starlings on the move >NW.
Birds of note were Meadow Pipits motoring over the garage in moving mode >S with some 200+ counted. These were either northern birds or late breeders making a last minute dash before the weather turns.
Customer Roy Morris reported Woodcocks showing around Coley which coincides with a sighting on Soil Hill today, see Queensburybirders blog.
Hope no nocturnal movers get shot down with fireworks this weekend.
Enjoy your pie and peas and plot toffee.
BS

9 comments:

Tracy C said...

Plot Toffee! You dont hear it called that now.

I am hoping the sparrowhawk comes back this weekend. It came last Sunday for a flying visit. Fingers crossed.



Brian Sumner . said...

You,re not old enough Tracy, it was the days of Plot Toffee and penny bangers.
Hope you,re lucky with the Sprawk photo.

NigelK said...

Most interesting about the Meadow Pipits. I never heard or saw any at all, so must have been all over by 0925hrs or even earlier.

Tracy C said...

My mum calls it plot toffee! I have the equipment set up ready for the sparrowhawk! I am sure I saw it fly into a neighbours garden earlier so fingers crossed.

Howard Creber said...

Spiyah yawk`s like plot toffee.

Brian Sumner . said...

Boo larks Howard.
Dont wonder what we,re on about, its a joke with HC and me that goes back a long way.

Tracy C said...

I thought you were both loosing the plot!

Do you like what I did there?

Brian Sumner . said...

If you get any sharper you,ll cut yourself Tracy.

Tracy C said...

Haha. Thats what my dad used to say to me!