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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Soil Hill skywatch, last light.

           SW over Mixenden reservoir to Saddleworth Moor
W   across the Causeway Foot Col to Withins
   NNE to North Yorks moors and Malham
          N  across Thornton Moor

Bright skies and good visibility from Soil Hill late afternoon but could have done with some lead boots on to weigh me down in the strong SW>6.
Pinkies were still on the move with a small skein of 31 heading >SE down the Aire valley but unable to get a photo due to the distance and due to the fact they were keeping below the horizon, ground hopping to keep out of the strong head wind.
3 Cormorants came up out of Ogden to roost heading off >NE, again keeping low below the skyline.
Around 60 LBBs, 40 Commons and several BH gulls came >N through the col heading for the Oxenhope roost.
Other birds seen in the sky were 2 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk and a single Canada goose heading >NW towards Fly Flatts.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

If the last shot is TMR its a pretty amazing shot from soil hill Bri.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats TMR John. I,ve zoomed in and taken DCB birding there and he,s got me on Soil Hill. Its nearer than you think

Brian Sumner . said...

A real Pinkie moving day today with 1400+ over Caldene fields , B.O.G.