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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mixenden Res/ Raggalds Flood/ Shelf Moor/ Green Lane.

                                       A grey Mixenden Reservoir
    West bank and plantation with Hunter Hill in the background.

Mid afternoon with light rain and a stiff SE>5  and still daylight has hardly broke through with 1430hrs looking more like last light.
First stop was Mixenden reservoir which held several small gulls, 3 f Goldeneye and a
1 m Goosander with no sign of the long staying Tufted , although I had,nt time to walk around the perimeter.
Back to the top of the hill with a quick stop off at Raggalds flood which is in good fettle but birdless atlhough
several small gulls were in surrounding fields.
Down to Shelf Moor where I met with NK and together we trampled mud producing 5 Snipe along with a single Wren, 3 Lapwings in the field, and a small group of 12 mobile Lapwings overhead.
Green Lane was deserted although by 1515hrs we were nearly back to darkness.
A total of 34 sp throughout the day is reasonable I suppose given the limited time I was out and the poor weather conditions.
Back to work tomorrow but the weekend looms near.
BS

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Hi Brian, the fieldfare were in the field on Corporal Lane at the top where you can pull over and park on the left before you come down the hill.

The shots do look like Long Lane but that was in the distance!

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Tracy, its zoomed in that much it looks like the field by the school playing field.
I struggled to see that field off Long Lane today and wondered how you,d seen them there.
You put Corporal Lane but I thought you were mistaken.
Looks like I,ll have to keep taking the tablets in 2014 derr.

Tracy said...

Lol. No worries.

I couldn't see any sign of them when I passed today.