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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Shelf Moor, last light.

By the time we,d got back from Halifax plus calling at the daughters at Shelf Moor the daylight was almost gone, 1530hrs so a quick drive round Green Lane on the way home was all I could fit in.
No Lapwings were present at Shelf Moor in the usual fields but there were large numbers of Corvids on the ground pre roost feeding whilst 6 Mistle Thrushes landed briefly on the wires.
Around 20 BHG gulls were on Green Lane along with 2 of the 3 Little Owls in the usual spot but pretty well hidden.
Two Grey Partridge flew across the road and 8 Magpies were in the tops of Holly bushes near the Deanstones end.
Ogden or Fly Flatts in the morning depending on the wind and fog conditions.
BS

3 comments:

Tracy C said...

Hi Brian. We did the same route on way back from Halifax but I missed the owls! I did see the magpies.

I saw a bird in my garden today that looked like a large sparrow but seemed to have some yellow feathers in its wing (they may have been white?) Was it just a sparrow?

Brian Sumner . said...

Sounds like a female Greenfinch Tracy, they,re much more browny coloured than the males.

Tracy C said...

It might well have been as it was bigger than a sparrow. It flew off before I could get a pic.