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Monday, August 11, 2014

Wheatears for Old Guy Road.

                                     Wheatears now in full autumn plumage





                                More Common gulls returning
   This BH gull already has its winter red legs

After 2 weeks of checking the Old Guy Rd cricket pitch before work for returning Wheatear I finally hit the jackpot this morning with 6 on the pitch and more in the distance along the wall tops. Hopefully these birds will hang around a while and increase in numbers.
The pitch also held 6 juv Pied Wagtails + 2m and 1f  as well as 2 Skylark, 3 Common gull and 4 BH gull.
The usual 50+ flock of Starling were present but very mobile.

Thanks to DP for calling in the garage today with the new Crossley id Guide showing a picture of a Common Scoter in flight with white underwing during moult. Looks like another for the bookshelf, thanks for that Dave.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Beautiful Wheatear shots Bri.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great shots Bri - I have been trying hard to find a Black Redstart at Withens Head - keep drawing blanks !

AndyC said...

Do you reckon your pied wags on the cricket pitch are locals or movers...??

Brian Sumner . said...

Locals Andy all bred in nearby fields and been there quite a while although I had several movers over today all >SW.

Keep trying Dave , Black Reds are usually down to you or NK although its a bit early yet.