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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Queensbury gulls

                                  Crows getting mobbed with gulls

                                    Many more gulls around than yesterday

                                          After the crows bread


A cold day with a strong W>5 and heavy sleet, hail and snow showers from midday with heavy freezing after dark.
Having to use the car for work just now so I can pop home to sort the dogs, poor things sit staring at the door waiting for Lynda, but this gives me chance to check some of the local gull hotspots on the way back at lunch time.

Foxhill was alive with mainly Commons along with a few Black Headeds which were moving between the park and the rugby field. The gulls in the park were going mad mobbing 2 Crows which came in with bread in their beaks.

Foxhill
89 Commons
23 BHGs

Raggalds Flood
3 Commons
2 Pied Wagtails

2 Snipe came down in the boggy field the other side of Travis house

Pit Lane football pitch
23 Common
11 BHGs

Old Guy Rd
38 Common  in a raging snow storm

Nice to meet birder, blog watcher Jean Sykes from Eldwick who called in the garage to kindly ask about Lyndas progress today.  Thanks for that Jean and re our conversation I,ll be glad to e mail you any info you require on local bird habitats if required.
BS

2 comments:

Nigel Kerwin said...

Interesting about the Snipe, I can't place Travis House, is it near the flood?

Nigel Kerwin said...

Tks for giving me the info over the phone Brian.