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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Queensbury Today

                                     Grey skies over Foxhill this evening
                                       Laburnum coming into full bloom

           Blackie in full song on the tv aerial.
A grey and damp day with some heavy showers, mainly lunch time and early evening when I was dog walking.
Several Herons are around Foxhill at the moment ,much to the disappointment of the local garden pond owners, whilst at least 8 Blackbirds are up singing within 50yds of the garden.
A couple of Black Headed gulls went over >E mid morning closely followed by an early Common gull.
Most of the noisy young Starlings have dispersed from the park now but a second brood will be arriving shortly.
A report from a customer today of a pair of Bullfinch with 3 young down the old station near the Holmefield tunnel entrance. Long gone are the days when we used to watch Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart and Yellowhammer down there.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Hi Brian,
We're starting to sound like John Cleese in the "Three Yorkshireman Sketch"..
"and if yer tell the kids today they don't believe yer"

Dave Sutcliffe said...

There seem to be a lot of Blackbirds about for breeding this year whereas in the recent winter we got very few - well I should say less than a normal winter locally !

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right Dave, Queensbury,s alive with them at the moment

Dave Sutcliffe said...

An interesting bit on 'Spring Watch' last night on colour ringed Blackbirds with evidence they are thriving in urban gardens. Did you see it ?