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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Just one of those birding days. Oats Royd

                                                  The Gulf
                                                Good move of Common gulls.

With a strong W>5 and still plenty snow I decided to give Soil Hill a miss so with limited daylight left it was back to Oats Royd to try get some Siskin snaps which I missed yesterday.
Arrived at 1515hrs with blue sky and sunshine but, as with Ogden, the icy cold westerly wind was keeping the birds down.
Yesterday the trees were alive but today only a few Chaffinch and Gt Tits could be found skulking about in the undergrowth. A scramble about in the thick Pine forest failed to locate me a Woodcock, its amazing how dry and sheltered it is in there with a soft carpet of pine needles.
Didnt manage any big gull movement today but there was an obvious passage of Common gulls all >NW and very high.
So all in all, not a great days birding but always good to get out there with the hopes of something turning up and getting out is the only way of finding something,
BS
                               

1 comment:

NigelK said...

Spoke to a gentleman who lives just below the fields between Fleet Lane and Old Guy Rd. He reports a wader sp. seen in good sunlight and low down flying immediately overhead, heading toward Soil Hill yesterday 26/01.