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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Whoopers for the area and Shelf Moor revisited

          Promising early morning sky
             Early morning Magpie, a much overlooked bird.

               Shelf Moor trailer park field
  Lapwing, the sun shows up why its also called
                                           Green Plover


                                   Coat of many colours

A better morning with good visibility and a keen frost with temperatures down to 2 deg in the garage most of the morning.
Was expecting Pinkies or Whoopers over but nothing came my way but an early call from NK telling me 8 Whoopers had been spotted on Ogden and put on the Calder Blog S.E.D.
I put it out on the grapevine and shortly afterwards DJS confirmed that 4 had moved on leaving 2 ad and 2 juvs.
NK also got the birds and Bradshaw John let me know that they were still there later in the day at 1226hrs.
With no time for an Ogden dash at lunch time it was back down to the trailer park field to find 35 Lapwing and about 70 Starlings in the field along with a single BH gull but no sign of yesterdays Bunting sp.
A road test this pm took me down Old Guy Rd where 5 Meadow Pipits and 2 Pied Wagtails were on the cricket pitch.
Hopefully this cold spell is here to stay a while.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice photos showing the real colours on the Lapwings and Starlings.

Thanks for the Whooper txt Bri.

Really good to get something new at Ogden.

Your Bunting is a bit of a poser though?

John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Looks like Q'by was on fire this morning with that first shot !! Warm things up a bit for this cold spell - lets hope for a S B this weekend with these >N's

Brian Sumner . said...

Just getting good and frosty then temps up again today and back to drizzle and cloud.