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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Raggalds Flood/ Shelf Moor

           Trailer field void of Lapwings but soon to be Wheatear field.


A grey day with a S>4 bringing drizzle, the wind increasing to S>6 after dark.
After an unusually quick hospital appointment this morning I managed a skim around Raggalds Flood and Shelf Moor trailer park at lunch time on the way back to work.
The Lapwing flock now seems to have dispersed and headed for their moorland breeding grounds leaving the field empty and ready for the Wheatears moving through.
Several Meadow Pipits were feeding at the top side of the field along with a pair of Pied Wagtails . The field is looking well and sure to pick up the goods this next couple of months.
Surrounding fields just held the usual corvids.
Raggalds Flood was void of wildfowl and just produced 1 m Pied Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail and the resident pair of Lapwings along with a few Carrion Crow.
A few gulls were overhead but all BHGs and Commons.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Hi Brian,
Glad the hospital appointment was a tad easier.
The Lapwing are on their way to Soil Hill for me to get a 'gander' at.
Regards
John.