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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day soaking Mk2. Soil Hill

                     Unusual spot for a Common Gull
                                2 of the 3 Skylarks steaming by
                                          Heron disappearing over the hill

Soil Hill p.m. visit.  1400-1500hrs. Dry then torrential rain, wind dropped to SW>5

A new strategy for Jack Snipe searching on the hill today after calling at Wickes to buy a pair of industrial wellies which proved a great asset being able to cover a lot more wet area without fear of going well over the boot tops. Unfortunately no Snipe of any species was found, in fact the hill was very quiet with just 3 very mobile Skylarks together, 1 Heron over and a Common gull in the water board field, an unusual sight for up there, correct me if Im wrong Nigel.
Did a full search of east and west summits as well as the mounds and Jack Snipe alley paying particular attention to the area where it was flushed Christmas eve but nothing doing.
Back to work tomorrow but a short week so will soon be trudging that hill again.
BS

1 comment:

NigelK said...

I first noticed this Common Gull in that field on 26/10/2012 it hung around for a couple of week.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UeFL09rThDI/UIq58jZ0r3I/AAAAAAAADJA/b0Xuh6GordQ/s1600/Common+Gull.JPG

Of course yours could be a different bird.
You beat me to it on the Wellies; I've come to realise they are a must for the ever increasing soft ground. Will have to buy a pr well soon, lol