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Sunday, August 30, 2015

A real Mish Mash day

                                  Juv Wren, Shibden Top


                                    Lapwings high above Leeshaw
                 Leeshaw, plenty shore but only Lapwings and Herons
                                    Looking down Shibden Valley
            South towards Halifax
             Queensbury church on the horizon
  Scout Hall, or, the house of a thousand windows.

This mornings session was poor at FlyFlatts then a fate worse than death this afternoon walking round Bradfords Arndale centre Primark, give me a foggy wet day at Fly Flatts anytime.
Late afternoon escaped and the plan was check Taylor Lane then Soil Hill. DB was already at the Cuckoo site then on his way to Soil Hill so I left him to it and shot down to Northowram to check ACs cricket pitch and hedge, bad move with a cricket match on.
Back to Swalesmoor and Shibden Top with several linnets present and a quick distant view of a Buzzard and that was that.
Arrived home and just got in the house in time to receive a text from DB with 20 + Siskin on Soil Hill so with a , " Back in 15 minutes Lynda " it was back to Soil Hill only to find the birds had moved on.
On arriving home again , now 1730 hrs Lynda said can we take the dogs to Leeshaw for a walk.
By this time I was losing the will to live but badly needing a decent bird for the day so off we went.
The water was well down with tons of shoreline but only holding 2 Heron and 8 Lapwing with a mobile flock of c50 Lapwing high overhead so still no bird of the day. A bad start and even worse finish but thats birding for you, it can only get better.
Plenty Swallows moving at every location today plus NK informed me that he had clocked several House Martins around the Black Dyke Mills area.
See what happens in the morning !

Interesting that Micheal Whitelock e mailed me this evening reporting a Barnacle goose on Redcar Tarn today and the Fly Flatts bird has moved on with the Canadas so perhaps our Barnie is at Keighley.
BS





2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A tough day Bri.

Good luck tomorrow.

John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Slow down Bri!!!! Sorry didn't have time to stop on Swales this afternoon
Well done for giving everything a go today