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Monday, January 26, 2015

Queensbury, Big gull morning

        Small gulls on a flooded Foxhill pitch


  Low count of Commons this winter

With the snow well cleared this morning and brighter skies it made the job feel better even though this may just be a window before the next lot of winter hits us.
Strange how we can,t just have winter anymore with the weather men trying to put the fear of god into everyone with Weather Bombs, Thunder Snow and now a Displaced Polar Vortex. What happened to the good old, Snowing like the Clappers ?

A real big gull morning today with 17 Herring gulls over the garage at 0915hrs for a kick off and then a steady flow of LBBs  ceasing my lunch time.
Dinner time in Foxhill just found the usual small gulls which has been a poor turn out for Commons this winter with an average of 21 and peaking at 52 whereas the resident flock is up in the 70s by this time.
A nice but distant group of c40 Lapwings flew over heading >W.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Your Herring Gulls must have been the same lot as those I got over Hunter Hill about 9:30 ...ish. Great birds to see. I also got some more over Swales late morning and 4 Geebs looked even more impressive. Think the big gulls like moving through in January and sometimes the rougher the weather the more they seem to like it !

Brian Sumner . said...

Yesterday was a really good big gull day. My 17 Herring gulls went over at 0915 in your direction so they were obviously the same group.