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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Snow Bunting to start the year, Fly Flatts

                 Very iffy photos in the thick fog



 This was the first view before I,d time to adj
                                      the camera


One thing thats the same in the new year is the weather.
Off at 0730 hrs to Lower Laithe, Leeshaw and Leeming in strong SW>5, heavy drizzle and low cloud. Dark till almost 0830 hrs.
All 3 just had usual sp so headed for Fly Flatts to call at Mixy on the way home for the GND.
Driving on the top road in thick fog a Red Grouse was walking by the road and as it flew a small bird flashing white flew further on the road.
First instincts were, that can,t be a Wheatear, until I got my sensible head on and got a Snow Bunting.
It was very flighty moving along the roadside and flicking onto the moor still in dense fog but managed to re locate it 3 times and get some poor but record shots.
The bird was still present when I left and the fog seemed to be clearing.

The Mixy GND was still present at 1000 hrs but took some finding in the choppy water.
BS

5 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Top man! Well done to get some shots of the SB. What a start to New Year.

FRAN44 said...

Happy New Year Brian and a great start.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Dave F, Shame you did,nt get it but more will be along hopefully on Soil Hill.
Well done on your last years record. All the best.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Magic Bri!
John

Danny said...

Well done with the Snow Bunting Brian, a great start to the New Year.