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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A trip down South.

                                           Fieldfares moving over Shelf Moor


                                   Footpath through to High Cross Lane
                                             Pepperhill Chapel
                                         Jackdaws over Green Lane

Down Shibden Valley from Green Lane
                                                Sun setting from Roper Lane

1430-1600hrs
An atrocious afternoon with heavy sleet and rain driven on by a W>5-6
The juncus field by Shelf Moor trailer park seems to be losing its grip of Snipe now with the count peaking at 48 at the beginning of the month and now down to 4 yesterday which was blamed on trial bikes in the next field but only a count of 3 today and no bikes present.
A small group of 20 Lapwings were in a nearby field along with 1 Mistle Thrush and around 40 Starling whilst 2 nice flocks of Fieldfares came up out of the fields and overhead >W totalling 44. A single LBB gull went over >W.
Good to have NK helping search again today at this venue, see his report also.

Northowram cricket field area.
Few small gulls

Trailer park area
20 Lapwing
44 Fieldfare
3 Snipe
1 LBB gull
1 Mistle Thrush
sev Starling

Green Lane area
8 Lapwing
Few small gulls
100+ Jackdaws
2 Chaffinch
15 Magpie at the holly bush roost
No Little Owl

Roper Lane
6 Fieldfare
2 Linnet
few small gulls

Old Guy Rd
2 Mistle Thrush on cricket pitch
6 Redwing by Micklemoss Farm
Plenty corvids and Starlings.
BS

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