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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Ringby Top in a show stopping easterly


                         
                                       Plenty Skylarks up on the top

                                           Meadow Pipits moving to the moors


                                    Skylarks in full song

                                           Swallows skimming the puddles

                                            Big noisy bird overhead
                                          EGP Gt Crested Grebes

                                                  Harp Lane Dunnock

If theres one thing uplands birds hate its a cool Easterly which was no exception late afternoon on Ringby Top where the wind had cleared the sky of birds other than the usual corvids and a couple of Swallows skimming over the muddy puddles.
Plenty Skylarks were present along with a few remaining Meadow Pipits whilst a single Mistle Thrush was on the west slope out of the wind.
Earlier this afternoon on route from  Brighouse to Halifax we stopped by the fishermans lake at Elland Gravel Pits to see if I could get me a Scaup but just ended up with 2 Gt Crested Grebe.
An evening dog walk down Harp Lane, Foxhill  found , 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 distant Wheatear, 4 Wrens , 3 Dunnocks and several Blue and Gt Tits.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

2nd Skylark has a touch of the Tommy Cooper's Bri.
John

Tracy said...

I have seen a single wheatear in the trailer park field today.

Brian Sumner . said...

Been poor for Wheatears this time in the trailer park field Tracy, max count of 5 so far. Keep looking.