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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Swalesmoor and Ringby Top

The plan was , back from Halifax shopping and pick the dog up from the groomers at 1500hrs, drop him off at home and a good birding session.  Wrong.  The groomer rang up saying she was running late and it would be 1545hrs, then a further call to pick him up at 1600hrs, afternoon goosed.
The nearest location to the groomers while I waited was Swalesmoor then up Ringby Lane to the quarry.
More set backs, only Queensbury could get a near gale force WSW>6 , heavy rain and hilltop mist all at once. Luckily the wind kept the banks of fog moving but not the best of conditions.
Ploughcroft end of Ringby held 13 Chaffinch and 9 House Sparrows around the bird feeders whilst higher up the track a flock of 9 Linnet were moving around the quarry edges.
4 Herring gulls went >W and otherwise it was the usual Corvids and Common gulls.
Not sounding good for the morning with wind increasing and rain heading our way but will I be put off, watch this space.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Tough do Bri.
(No Linnets for me yet this year).
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Me niether - well not yet John - must do a twitch up Swales next week!! Hope things go well for you in th emorning Bri.