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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Leeshaw/Roper Lane/ Old Guy Rd

                                  Greylags and Canadas but no Pinks

             Swarms of Fieldfare, Mistle Thrush and Starling




                  Most fields holding birds

                                                Fieldfare

A beautiful morning at Leeshaw with clear blue skies and hazy sunshine with mist rolling in by mid morning.
A treacherous drive there with icy roads and frost on the grass.
The whole area was buzzing with winter thrushes, Starling, and small gulls but again no Pinkies.
The long staying Curlew has been absent for 2 weeks now so looks to have moved on.

A stop off at Roper Lane watch point on the way back with hopes of geese across the valley found nothing with mist moving in and a check on a report from a resident via NK of Grey Partridge off Old Guy rd also drew a blank.

Raggalds Flood was frozen over.

Leeshaw
28 Greylag
21 Canada
c70 Goldfinch
400+ Starling
c150 Fieldfare
c20 Mistle Thrush
1 Meadow Pipit
+usual sp.

Old Guy Rd
32 Common Gull
113 Black Headed
BS

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Brian. I saw a skein going over towards Halifax when I was returning from Halifax about 11.15

Nigel Kerwin said...

This coincides with the time I rang Brian about this mornings PFG , I reckon it would be the same bunch.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right, the same lot which I,ve yet to count when I get the pics on