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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Queensbury Today

Another deteriorating day with a bright start then strong SW>5-6 increasing >7 with heavy rain after midday and on into the evening , the wind reaching near gale force at one point.
Lunchtime in Foxhill park found the usual Common and Black Headed gulls in small numbers, usually by this time of year there is up to 70 gulls but this year so far has peaked at 28.
Two Redwings flew from the Cotoneaster berries where the Waxwings were recently and several Feral pigeons were raiding bird tables.
A flock of 32 House Sparrows , 2 Dunnocks and a Blackbird were feeding in the front garden and so far this year, no sign of the local Sparrowhawks.
Well done to NK for getting up Soil Hill in horrendous conditions and discovering 2 Golden Plover back on the summit after a long absence , see Birdbrain blog.
Nigel called in the garage on his way home today looking like something the cat dragged in, soaked to the skin but a smile  on his face at finding the Goldies, dedication or what !
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

Believe it or not, I still need to get Sparrowhawk for the year.

Brian Sumner . said...

So do I and Lynda told me one landed in the front garden this morning but soon left after a lot of window banging