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Monday, December 8, 2014

Ice , Snow and Pinkies heading East

             An icy walk down Chapel Lane this morning
    Looking back up towards Foxhill
                                 The frozen garage
 Crossbill food. Pine cones for the first time on the tree
                 behind the garden.
              An icy garage car park after dark
 NK negotiated this today commenting that it
 was more dangerous than Soil Hill.

     Looking down towards Bradford tonight
                from Foxhill park.
The row of lights on the horizon is Yeadon airport
                       runway landing lights.

A bright clear day with a cold NNW>5 and temps barely rising above freezing. Some heavy snow showers this morning then sunshine the rest of the afternoon with temps plummeting after dark.
Perfect conditions for moving Pink Footed geese today but after a lot of sky watching at lunchtime and no grapevine messages it was looking like I was wrong until a text from Peter Turner reporting a skein of Pinkies heading east over Cooper Lane near Wibsey at 1520 hrs.
The geese will have gone past to the SE of me probably over Shelf/ Northowram slipping through the net.
Well spotted and thanks for the text Peter. Not many geese get past you.

Quiet over the village today with a few LBB gulls heading >N up the Aire valley and the usual Common gulls in Foxhill park.

Thanks to NK for his arctic expedition up Soil Hill checking out my yesterdays LBJ with  no joy.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great shots Bri - you trying to pull in a Snowy Owl up there !!?

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Standards are beginning to slip in the garage Bri.

Brian Sumner . said...

Snowy Owl and Crossbills on order Dave.

Owner wont put salt down cos it fetches the tarmac up John. Just to stride over the customers that are laid out.

Dont know where this silly robot things come from but cant get rid of it.