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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another mega for Queensbury

      Roper Lane, Redstart country
              Female Redstart dead centre taken nearly half a mile away.
                     Black clouds over Foxhill this evening

         Last of the sun, thank goodness, from Roper Lane
           
         Over Ovenden wind farm

An amazing advert for spec savers today when eagle eyed DJS found 3 Queensbury Redstarts off Roper Lane looking down the hill into Bradshaw. How he found them I,ll never know as its not a known site and not really a birding area apart from migration sky watching.
After a morning text I shot on there at lunch time and watched 1 female fly catching off the wall but such a distance was out of camera range. A great record for Queensbury who,s really getting put on the birding map this autumn.
Had a run round Roper Lane this evening but no chance of seeing the Redstart area with the blinding low sun in my face.
A 15 minute vis mig watch produced several Swallows and Linnets but no September Swift.

Vis Mig

31 Swallow.....................................>S
15 Linnet........................................>W
4 Alba Wagtail..............................>W
2f 1m Redstart..............................blogging
BS

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Gorgeous sunset pics Brian.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Brilliant Redstart find.
John

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Brill find, I went up to have a look but had no joy and also went up
Old Guy Rd where 3 Whinchat had been seen but again no joy, but did see two juv Cuckoo
still at Taylor lane

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Well done Bri - not easy to pick out but little birds flitting about in habitat like that usually mean a 'goodie'. I guess the males were there somewhere as that gully looks to have potential.
Well done Dave for giving it a go and well done with the 2 Cuckoo's again.