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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Queensbury West

                                  Plenty Starlings on the cricket pitch
                                The plantation below Roper Lane

                    Stoodley Pike from Roper  half zoom
                                                    Full zoom
               Goose field between Roper Lane and Bradshaw
                                            Common gulls on the pitch.

                                    Raggalds Flood was bone dry midday

A pre work watch from Roper Lane saw very little signs of vis mig other than a few Mipits and Swallows >SW but the fields and plantation were alive with birds. Small gulls were in every field and the plantation had  flocks of c50 Goldfinch and c30 Linnets in and around it.
A Heron went over high and >E

Old Guy Rd cricket pitch held good numbers of Starling as well as 12 Common gulls, 6 Pied Wagtails and 3 Wheatear.
The surrounding fields were alive with blogging Meadow Pipits.

Whilst having my tea at 1745hrs a flock of c 90 Lapwing came over Foxhill from the north heading >SW so alerted DJS to say they were heading his way. After breaking off his tea to watch they failed to go over his area meaning that they must have gone down in fields around the Cold Edge area as even if they changed direction Dave would have seen them at that height, sorry about the tea Dave.

Thanks to NK who went over to Ogden this p.m. to check out a possible Ringed/ Little Ringed Plover sighting there this morning, Calder grapevine, but nothing to be found, thanks for the effort Nigel, that would have been a cracking record for Ogden.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Awesome shot of Studdley Duddley.
We walk from Bradshaw to Hebden Bridge and I guess it must be more than 6 miles away?
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Its ok Bri - I always go out to check even when its Cherry Pie !!! Billberies are under lock and key yet - stand by !!!!!