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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Some days are diamonds, some days are stone!

                                       Storm clouds over Soil Hill.


Last Saturday was a real diamond with Barnacle and Pink Footed geese at Leeshaw and hundreds of Pinkies moving over, well this Saturday was just the opposite, a real stone.
By the time I got away and arrived at Soil Hill it was 1500 hours with a strong E>5, black clouds and fine snow flurries, the sort of stuff that stings your eyes. The light was poor with the darkening clouds above so even if I had have seen this mornings Dunlin, CK or Jack Snipe, NK, a photo would be out of the question but I saw neither so it doesnt matter.
After a full trudge about summit to summit I came away with 2 Skylarks so down to Cross Lane to check the Lapwing flock for Goldies in the last bit of remaining light.
Not a Lapwing in sight so round Green Lane for a final dip with no Little Owls and by now too dark to see anything else.
Back home to the decorating and see what happens in the morning, at the moment,1955 hrs, the fog is starting to roll in.
BS

2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Well done for getting out there this afternoon in that climate - just like the Cairngorms up there I bet - without the Plectrophenax !

NigelK said...

With the predicted conditions it doesn't hold much promise over the next 3 days. There, now I've committed myself, watch the birds roll in.