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Sunday, December 2, 2012

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                                                         Icy waters
                                                      Sun up
                                    Saddo gunmen arriving
                                          Chaffinchs at the Delvers


A bright clear morning with temps below zero and an icy cold N>3.
A beautiful day to be walking the moor but absolutely birdless around the reservoir with empty water and empty skies. Several Red Grouse had come across to the reservoir side after yesterdays scumbags had been shooting but now a new private club have permission to shoot on Sundays from the reservoir grounds parking at the Twite feeding station, looks like a new sunday birding venue is due.
Down at the Delvers things were livelier with around 30 Chaffinch, 4 Robins, 3 Blackbirds and several Blue and Gt Tits but no Brambling as yet.
Twelve Fieldfare flew overhead towards Soil Hill.
BS

6 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Like the shots Bri, well except the saddos! What were they after, pheasants now I guess?

Brian Sumner . said...

Probably anything that moved.

Brian Sumner . said...

Re our talk this evening scumbags and shooting Dave, Grouse shoot ends Dec 10th and Pheasant shooting ends Jan 31st.

Tracy C said...

Looks pretty damn cold but lovely!
Nice chaffinch pics.

I walked around Green Lane etc today but nothing doing. Even the rabbits were hiding. Oh apart from the Little Owl was in its usual place.

Brian Sumner . said...

Seems to have been quiet all round the area today Tracy, maybe next weekend.

Tracy C said...

Fingers crossed!