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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Soil Hill/Mixenden reservoir.

                                       Mixenden Reservoir


                                     1m  2f  Goldeneye

                                Sickly looking BHG on its own in the corner
                                        Pied Wagtail

Mixenden reservoir was quiet on the water fowl with just 2 f and 1 m Goldeneye on the water with no Mallards at all and the other Goldeneyes reported by DJS moved on.
c 200 small gulls were on the water with one BHG on its own near the edge looking a bit sorry for itself.
A single Grey Wagtail flew from the corner as I arrived and a Pied Wag was on the shoreline as I was leaving, my first Wagtails this year. Only Yellow to get now which could prove a little more difficult, or as last year, impossible.
Called at Soil Hill on the way back last light in heavy icy drizzle and fog rapidly closing in.
A circuit of the summits and mounds found nothing with no tracks showing to say there had been birds there.
The whole of the hill is frozen and snow covered and the usual clear patches where the snow has been blown clear are non existent.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done for checking mixi. Goldeneye seem to head off at intervals and never know what to expect. Unusual this last week as no Goosander unless they are coming on late to roost. Still fancy a grebe there!

NigelK said...

You deserve the Eternal Optimist award for visiting the Frozen Hell.

Brian Sumner . said...

Should,nt get excited for going up in the morning, its grim, but you never know????