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Friday, January 25, 2013

Looking on into February

Pics from February 2012

                                    Still 4 Snow Buntings on Soil Hill


                        Great Black Backed Gull over Fly Flatts

                                   Snow Bunt that nearly got away
                            Mixenden white Crow
                                   Pair of Goldeneye on Ogden

                                          Buzzard over Foxhill park.

                                            Back Lane Crossbills

With February just around the corner I looked back to see what was around in 2012 and what to expect.
Gulls were the main issue with movements of big gulls throughout the month including a GBB over Fly Flatts and several Herring gull with 18 counted in one hour at Back Lane >W.
Four Snow Buntings were still present on Soil Hill but so far this year we,ve only had short term passes.
 whilst a flock of 18 Linnet were present.
Fieldfares were on the move >NE with flocks of c 300 and c 400 over Fly Flatts and Soil Hill with smaller groups of Redwings.
Crossbills were being seen regular at Back Lane along with Siskin.
A pair of Glodeneye were on Ogden and otherwise it was just normal run of the mill stuff.

Just the norm about today apart from a small flock of 5 small passerines circling over the garage which had me going a bit till they briefly touched down in the conifers to see they were Goldfinch, an unusual bird for this location.
A thaw starting up here this evening despite light snow flurries with a strong wind picking up.
BS


2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

I should give Fly Flatts a miss this weekend!!

Brian Sumner . said...

Not the best of forecasts, will have to see, Im getting withdrawal symptoms from that place.