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Monday, October 21, 2013

Queensbury, another Fieldfare day

                                           Pics from Ogden Sunday morn


                                                  First light

                                                    The top watch point
                                            Fieldfare passing the garage today.

Another big Fieldfare day for Queensbury today with large flocks coming over from first light until 1000hrs when the heavy rain came and the fog rolled in.
By 1400hrs the fog lifted and the rain stopped and still the Fieldfares were coming over but in smaller groups now tapering off to a few stragglers before drying up at around 1500hrs.
The first birds this morning were all heading >S which later changed to >SW and >W.
A few Woodpigeons moved >S around first light but no more than around 50.
The Fieldfares were hard to estimate with casual observations to and at work but I would saw over 500 seen and many more missed.
Fieldfare flocks are near impossible to photograph to give a true scale as if you take the whole flock at a distance they are just specks and if you zoom in to get a better view you cut out most of the group.

A good report today of a Buzzard over south Queensbury mid afternoon.
BS

8 comments:

Tracy said...

Gorgeous pics Brian

Brian Sumner . said...

A bright calm autumnal morning before the crowds arrived Tracy.Just me and DCI Banks and his film crew digging up pretend bodies in the wood.

Paul Prescott said...

Love your cover photo of the Pink-Footed Geese! It's a classic....

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Paul, one of the best sightings for me is seeing skeins of Pink Footed Geese.

Tracy said...

DCI Banks? I have heard of him but don't know which programme it is!

I was down at Cromwell about 9 but nowt much doing as they say!

Brian Sumner . said...

The programme is actually called DCI Banks Tracy usually on in amongst Frost and Midsomer Murders and other murder tales during the evening.

Glad you,re picking up the birding talk, you,ll be moaning about the sunshine next, you,re getting there.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Some of those shots look like you had your paint brush out Bri - such talent !!

Brian Sumner . said...

If I had painted them I can assure you they would,nt look like that.