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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Soil Hill/ Raggalds flood. pm

                                           A frosty sky
                         Watching the fool on the hill
                                           Raggalds Flood.


A last hour visit to Soil Hill via the Raggalds flood, 1500-1600hrs then lights out.
Clear frost skies with good visibility and a slight W>4.
Raggalds flood was as this morning and still no Teal present but the Raggalds football field held c150 small gulls.
As I arrived at Soil Hill I pulled up by the mast track and flushed a massive female Sparrowhawk which must have been down on the track. It flew low over the car just above the windscreen showing the size of it, about the same as the one around Queensbury a couple of years ago, possibly the same bird.
Otherwise the hill was quiet with 2 Skylark and 1 Meadow Pipit until, as the last time, as I was ready for coming away with the light going fast a Snow Bunting flew across the front of me from the west summit to the  mounds. A search of the mounds flushed the bird which dropped just over the track onto the grass hill so with the light now gone I left it for Nigel in the morning.
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

A great bird to get for your efforts.

DJSutcliffe said...

Great stuff Bri - just reward for effort with the SB.