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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Queensbury, Woodpigs, Fieldfares and Starlings

                                 Sunrise back ot Dyke.
                                     Moving skies
                                       Fieldfares >S

                                         Woodpigeons >S


            Masses of Starlings >NW Any volunteers to count them ?

                                      Starlings >NW over Foxhill, midday

Another bright clear morning with a stiff W>5 with sunshine and blue skies, just the stuff that Woodpigeons love to move in.
Woodpigeons and Fieldfares were coming over >S from first light though not on the scale of the previous few days and this movement had dried up by 0815hrs.
By mid morning Starlings had started to come over in their usual direction of >NW with some massive flocks of 100 +. This move continued all day but tapering off to smaller fast moving squadrons of around 30 apart from a group in excess of 150 over Foxhill park at lunch time which came over from the east and continued >NW to pass over Ogden.
A report from DJS this morning and a phone call from Craig, a firefighter who lives at the side of Mixenden reservoir, confirming that the female Common Scoter was still on the reservoir. Hopefully it will hang around till the weekend for me but I,m not holding my breath.
A customer called in the garage today to say he,d just flushed a Woodcock whilst walking down Station Rd this morning, a bit of a bogey bird for me, it must be a couple of years since my last sighting.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

You don't do bad up there in among the repairs. Nice shots of the migrants as well. Hope the scoter hangs on for you!