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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Queensbury Today

                                        Sunrise behind the Dyke chimney.
  Chapel Lane morning sky amidst a mass of poles and wires.
                                       Foxhill Common gull

             No shortage of House Sparrows up here

                                               Always a good subject, Blue Tit
                                  Noisy Black Headed gulls over Mossy Bank.

A good sunrise leading to a bright mild day, almost spring like with common residents very active, birds that is, not people.
Walking down the High St this morning at 0745 hrs around 50 Fieldfare came overhead >S before I even had chance to  get the camera out as they appeared from over the shops disappearing over Black Dyke mill.
Lunch time found plenty activity but nothing out of the ordinary with Blue and Great tits around the feeders along with House Sparrows and Dunnocks in the hedges and up to 30 mixed small gulls, mainly BHGs moving around between Foxhill park and the rugby field.
Another customer report today of yet another Woodcock sighting down in the old railway station, really will have to get down there if ever I get the time.
10 days and counting to the shortest day.
BS

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Brian, we had a Tawny Owl in the tree of my neighbour tonight about 5.30. I have seen it there a few times before. Only at night though so no photo's.

Saw several birds today I thought they were linnets but a colleague said they were too big but there chest appeared too red to me for fieldfare. What do you think?

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice to get your own Tawny Owl Tracy, nice garden tick.
If your flock of birds were Thrush like they would probably have been Redwings.
If they were smaller, Sparrow size, Chaffinches.

Check the Tawny Owl tree in the daytime, it could possibly roost there .

Tracy said...

I will try see them again tomorrow. I will check neighbours garden on Saturday and see if I can see anything!