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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Soil Hill p.m. visit





                                           A barren Soil Hill
                                  Across towards Mixenden Reservoir
                                        Frozen scrapes
                                Teazels, getting desperate for snaps now
            Sun going down but bank of cloud prevented sunset pics.

A bright crisp day with temperatures never rising above zero out of the sun.
Driving back from Halifax this p.m. a group of 15 Herring gulls were flying >W over Ringby and on arriving home 3 flocks of 15, 27 and 32 Lapwings came over the garden very high and >NW.
From there it was all downhill with Soil Hill failing to produce anything other than 2 Meadow Pipits and 1 Skylark dropping down into the long grass to roost.
Nice to meet John the Bradshaw birder up there looking for  Snow Buntings same as me with no joy although John had flushed a Jack Snipe on the summit earlier in the day.
Several banks of fog on the distant horizons last light which look as if they are waiting to come in overnight.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

I think a lot of Herring Gulls go through and we obviously miss a lot but guess they like this area for the cross country bit!
When's that Snow Bunt going to turn up?

Brian Sumner . said...

Herring gulls always seem to favour
that flight path over Ringby Top >W.
Looks as if we may have to wait into the new year for Snow Bunt unless winter weather turns up.