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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Coley Church, Northowram CC, Shelf Moor, Littlemoor Park.

        Plenty Blackbirds in the field at Northowram
                                   Skies full of Jackdaws

                                  Few Chaffinch at Coley but no Brambling
                                  Sun creeping down behind Foxhill.

Some light overnight snow and a heavy shower a.m. then a mixture of both sunshine and grey skies.
Was hoping to do Ogden but the time I got free it was 1500hrs with Ogden barriers locked at 1600hrs so a quick change of plan.

First stop Coley church which had plenty Jackdaws and small gulls in the fields and a good flock of Chaffinch in the hedges but failed to produce Brambling. The large flocks of winter thrushes present last year have failed to materialize this winter so far.

Northowram CC hedge was poor today with just 2 very mobile Reed Buntings although as I arrived a car came up the drive flushing 4 Sparrows which flew across into gardens before I could check for Tree or House.
The field there held at least 11 Blackbirds and a Mistle Thrush.

A pull into the lay by at Shelf Moor was enough to see snow covered and frozen fields and no birds and due to the lateness of the hour I didnt venture to the juncus field in case any Snipe had just settled to roost there.

Littlemoor Park was active in what was by now near last light with the usual resident passerines.

BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The days are getting slightly longer Bri. spring is on the way.
You might be going home in daylight by next weekend?
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right John, light till nearly 5 now.