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Friday, October 24, 2014

Dinner time at Shelf Moor

            A deserted trailer park field
          Few small gulls and Jackdaws in the horse field
           
                                 Looking across to the juncus field.

A late start at work this morning with a hospital appointment for Lynda but by the time I got back at 1000 hrs Fieldfares were coming over in small flocks of around 40 birds all >S, then by 1100 hrs all was quiet.
No sign of Woodpigeons but they would have been over early on.
The garage car park produced a Grey Wagtail, probably one of the mill birds, and the resident Sparrowhawk skimmed past the door but was gone when I got out.

A good scan of the trailer park field for Snipe at lunch time turned up nothing and no time to go down the footpath by the juncus field.
The horse field held a few small gulls and several Jackdaws along with 4 Pied Wagtails and a Meadow Pipit.
No signs of any Lapwing today.

A report today of a Heron on the Raggalds Flood by A.C. is encouraging meaning there must be some sort of food there. I,ve had them there before but usually in the frog season.
Hope you all have a good weekend and I,ll be waiting for those reports piling in. Last day of evening birding tomorrow with the clocks back and an extra hour birding Sunday morning unless you go for the extra hour in bed option.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good to get the Heron up on the flood.
Have a good week-end Bri.
(Watch out for the Smew).
John.

Brian Sumner . said...

Won,t be holding my breath for that one John