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Monday, August 18, 2014

Old Guy Rd Vis Mig/ Queensbury Station.





                         Single Wheatear Old Guy Rd

               Brow Lane viaduct, carrying the Thornton line

                               Pathway into the station
                    Holmefield track towards the tunnel
  Tunnel entrance going under Queensbury to Holmefield

Old Guy Rd cricket pitch on a pre work visit this morning held 1 Wheatear, 11 Pied Wagtails, mainly juvs and a few Meadow Pipits. Overhead a taste of early vis mig was taking place.

A lunch time dash to Queensbury station to check the last established Redstart site many moons ago in the hope of one turning up whilst so many are in the area, but no such luck.
The area was surprisingly quiet for such a good habitat other than a couple of late Willow Warblers and 2 juv Bullfinches with a Kestrel overhead. In the mid sixties Redstart were a common sighting as well as Yellowhammer and Lesser Whitethroat but not anymore although the other way round, Jackdaws were a rare sighting around this area and we were amazed when we went to Skipton to see and hear so many.
Better go now, I think theres a train coming.

Vis Mig a.m.

18 Meadow Pipits.................>W
2 Alba Wagtails....................>W
27 Swallows........................>S and >SW
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Your hearing things Bri.
It wer a Rocket!
I think it's always nice to get the Bullfinch down there though.

Birdnut said...

Lesser Whitethroats...sigh. The have tidied up that tunnel entrance since I was there a couple months back.