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Friday, November 14, 2014

Berries, Blackbirds and Sparrowhawk.

   Up to 6 Blackbirds in the Chapel Lane
          graveyard today

   And this is what they were after,
              bright yellow Holly  berries.
                                           Rose Hips
                                      Some evergreen left in the graveyard
  The local Sparrowhawk flew over the car park today
          These two were a recent Ogden bird

An horrendous morning with thick fog and heavy rain continuing until just after dinner but not before it had given me a good lunch time soaking. By mid afternoon it had transformed into sunshine and blue skies.
A check on the Chapel Lane graveyard at lunchtime found at least 6 Blackbirds in a Holly bush full of yellow berries which will hopefully tempt some winter thrushes shortly.
3 Wrens, 2 Robins and 2 Dunnocks were also present.
Foxhill park held 23 Common gulls with several lined up on the goalpost but the rain was coming down so heavy at this point the camera stayed in the bag.
Late afternoon saw the local Sparrowhawk skim low over the car park hotly pursued by 5 Starling.
I wonder what surprises the weekend has in store.
BS

4 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Nice spawk shots Bri. Poor day today and I'm hoping to have a check for Black red in the morning.

Brian Sumner . said...

Hope your lucky Dave,
Just had a report from blog watcher Peter in Lancashire saying theres a Great Grey Shrike just over the border there which coincides with one seen at Oxenhope last November by HC. Could head our way.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A bit more juice in RF when we passed it this morn.(more paddling than swimming pool though).
Good luck this weekend.
John.

Brian Sumner . said...

Cheers for that John. Have a good one.