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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Northowram CC

   Coley Church from the cricket club
          The long hedge
           Reed Bunts in the field
  Several LBB and Herring gulls >W
           At least 5 Reed Buntings present




First destination mid pm was Soil Hill with a planned hour sky watch for Pink Footed Geese after several reports today but that fell flat on arrival with mist covering the summit.
Next on to Ogden where there were mors cars than Brighouse Auctions so a quick about turn and down to Northowram cricket club.
The hedge there was lively but no sign of Tree Sparrow but Reed Buntings were showing well.
Herring and LBB gulls were heading west but no Pinkie skeins.
By 1500hrs the weather had closed in with poor visibility and heavy drizzle.
Although the weather has been against us this weekend I,ve managed to make the best of a bad job and half salvaged my time off.
Although I dont do park birding I enjoyed seeing and learning about the Mute Swans and this afternoons Reed Bunts saved the rest of the day.

Northowram
5 Reed Bunting
3 Blue Tit
1 Robin
6 Blackbirds
8 Redwing
c50 Starling
A steady flow >W of LBB and Herring gulls.

Shelf Moor fields on the return journey were snow bound and birdless.
BS

5 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Nice Reed Buntings Bri, doing ok with that camera !

Brian Sumner . said...

Hoped for Tree Sparrows but not this time.
New camera set up getting close now , just cashed the 100-400 lens in ready for a fresh set up.

AndyC said...

Good doo with the Reed Bunts, Tree Sparrows were around on Friday , next time Bri send us a text I will come and have A LOOK WITH YOU..

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A good move avoiding Ogden Bri.I was there earlier this a.m.
Lovely Reed Bunts in the snow.
You made a good birding job of an awkward week-end.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Andy will do,never sure if you can walk down the track at the other side of the hedge. Theres a gate through which I,ve been over but it looks like a private drive ?

Ogden was bursting at the seams John. Strange how Boxing Day, New Years day and snow makes people want to walk and the rest of the year they stay in.