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Friday, October 25, 2013

Queensbury, Possible Water Rail ?

A real mish mash of a day today with dense fog and heavy rain till midday then a brighter afternoon with one or two light showers until 1700hrs when the black clouds came over bringing with them thunder and lightening, which is unusual in October for Queensbury with our colder climate, then some of the heaviest rain that I,ve seen for a long time. Luckily I got a good view of it as I was walking home at the time, it,ll be a while before my clothes dry out.
Foxhill park at midday produded a few Meadow Pipits >S and 4 late Grey Wagtails also >S which was a bit of an unusual sighting.
A customer rang this p.m. reporting a very noisy bird at Oats Royd over lunch time down at the ponds and got a brief glimpse of a brown bird, Coot size run into the Bullrushes. From his explanation of the call it made and the description I can only put it as Water Rail .
I have had Water Rail down there many winters ago in the early days of the reserve.
BS

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