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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Queensbury today

A bright, mainly sunny day with a cold NW>4 increasing NW>6 by late afternoon.
Another boring report for the blog I,m afraid with nothing of interest around other than the usually Foxhill Common/ Black Headed gulls in small numbers , and an increasing number of Blackbirds.
The Lapwing flock at Shelf Moor was scattered over a few fields at lunch time but up on last years count at the moment with 185 throughout December 2012 rising to just over 300 in March 2012 before dispersion took place late March 2012.
Hopefully , with the count being nearly 300 now we should get a record count by March 2014.
BS

5 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Brian. I saw a couple of birds tonight on Shelf Moor which were quite large and wings were rounded on the ends. Its the second time I have seen them around the same time and in the dark. Any idea whats around there?

Brian Sumner . said...

Possibly Herons Tracy if you mean that large. They always leave that area at last light and fly over Shibden Valley.

Tracy said...

Hi Brian. They are smaller than herons. I would say more owl size.

Brian Sumner . said...

If it was after dark they were more than likely Tawny Owls Tracy. I,ve had them in the past flying over Shelf Moor road in the dark from the Littlemoor Park area.

Tracy said...

Might have been tawny's then. Hope so.