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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Soil Hill 1500hrs

                   Sun going down behind the teasels
            Dipsticks on buzzing nugget copters.
 These 3 decided to disrupt the Oxenhope gull roost
                        3 times.
   Gulls start to lift. Photos taken over 1 mile away
                                  Lift off
  up to 6000 gulls in the sky

  This line stretched from Fly Flatts to Long Causeway

                                 Swarms of big and small gulls

              Settled back on the water when the nuggets had gone
                                     Sun going down

    Amazing sight, all Soil Hill lit up.


                  Queensbury village from the hill
                                        Half zoomed in
                    Full zoomed in.
 You can,t beat seeing the sun rise in the morning
then going down again in the evening, magical.
               Taking the weekend and November away.

A last hour visit to Soil Hill with a slight and cool WNW>3.
Still no sign of Snow Bunts in the mild weather and several Meadow Pipits and Skylarks up there looking like over wintering. Good to see 2 Little Grebe on the NK pond skulking under the edges and once again a Heron on the main track. Checked the SEO area and the Snipe reeds but no signs of either.
Big gulls were pouring into the Oxenhope roost and an amazing sight to see the whole roost up in the air.
As I came away at 1600hrs the whole area was glowing in the sunset, some things money can,t buy.

9 Meadow Pipit
3 Skylark
1pr Pheasant
3 Grey Partridge
2 Little Grebe
1 Robin
+ usual corvids and gulls.
BS