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Monday, December 31, 2012

Last Lapwings this year, Shelf Moor

                                    Lapwing flock now 185 strong.




                      No sign of Goldies as yet.



Another terrible day till mid afternoon with constant rain this morning and absolute torrential rain early afternoon. By 1430hrs the skies cleared and showed blue leaving a starry evening.
Went back to work in the car pm so I could have a final 2012 stab at Golden Plover in with the Lapwing flock but even though there are now 185 Lapwing and several Starling no Goldies could be found.

Time now to clear the computer ready for a new year and sum up all the birds Ive missed in 2012, these being mainly waders with the high water levels leaving a lack of shoreline.

Some of my local highlights of 2012 are :-
Snow Buntings.....................Soil Hill
Crossbills............................Ogden
Tawny Owls.........................Queensbury
Red Kite.............................Shelf Moor
Greenland Wheatear............Fly Flatts
Dipper..............................Fly Flatts........The area found, not the bird.
Cuckoo..............................Fly Flatts
Ringed Plover.....................Soil Hill
Little Ringed Plover...........Soil Hill
Dunlin...............................Soil Hill
Twite ................................Soil Hill
Jack Snipe........................Soil Hill
Grasshopper Warbler........Fly Flatts
Common Tern..................Ogden
Yellow Browed Warbler... Ogden
Yellow Legged Herring Gull...Ned Hill
Whimbrel.............................Ringby
Wigeon...........................Ogden
Shoveler..........................Ogden
Hen Harrier....................Fly Flatts
Waxwing.........................Foxhill Park
Hopefully there,ll be many more in 2013.

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
BS

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