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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day bash/ Fly Flatts

                                      A few Fieldfare at last
                    Could,nt hold the camera still to get these!

                                                 Very mobile flock



      No pot of gold at the end of this rainbow, just more rain

An atrocious morning at Fly Flatts with near gale force W>7 gusting 8 and torrential rain showers following one after the other over the moor. Some sunshine in between but short lived.
As I arrived a flock of about 30 Fieldfare came up from the roadside field and settled over the moor but kept very mobile till disappearing beyond the turbines.
Otherwise Fly Flatts was birdless with nothing on the water which was very rough with white horses rolling across.
A check of the fields around the wind turbine car park found a dozen Meadow Pipits and several corvids  with a few small gulls heading towards Cold Edge Dams.
The Delvers held a few Chaffinch and Gt Tits but still no sign of Brambling which is looking like a dipped bird for me this year.
Driving back through Bradshaw a flock of around 40 Fieldfare flew from the direction of Oats Royd and dropped into trees around a horse paddock.
Not the morning I hoped for but at least there are no cobwebs on me now.
BS

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