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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Last night Snow Bunts, All Twite Tonight

After DJSs reports on the Ringby Top Twite I,ve had a few e mails asking about them , where to find them and ID issues so after replying to them I thought I,d put some photos up of Twite I,ve taken in previous years. A scarce bird in my area now whereas a few years ago I was recording good numbers with 70 + Oxenhope,  up to 30 Fly Flatts, around 20 Leeshaw and several sighting of 2 to 3 Soil Hill.


                                   Were always available at Fly Flatts




                                               Soil Hill bird


                  Nice red rumped male

          Always attracted to the Nyjer seed


           Red rump gives away the males
  One I came across and threw in for Tracy
She loves deer.                          Roe Deer.

Most Twite will now have headed to the coast to over winter but hopefully next spring will see a return to the area.

A grey day up here in the gods but managing to keep fine till late afternoon when the drizzle set in followed by mist after dark.
Several LBB gulls came over last light along with 3 Herrings all heading for the Oxenhope roost
( members only) where I,m told there are around five and a half thousand birds roosting there now and this number will rise over winter as long as the water does,nt freeze over.
BS

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Thanks Brian, you are right, I do love deer and that's a beauty.

Brian Sumner . said...

Have,nt seen many lately but I,suppose thats down to dark mornings and evenings. Hope the walkings going well.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stunning pics as usual Bri.
John.

Tracy said...

I haven't seen any either Brian. The walking is still happening 2 - 3 nights a week. We go up your way now and onto the mountain in our high vis jackets!