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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Misty morn and passerine alley stake out pm

         Early a.m. mist below, clear skies above
         Chapel Lane on the way to work, sun burning through the mist
                                       Black Dyke chimney out of the mist


           Good winter thrush skies

A real autumnal morning with mist blocking any horizontal vision but clear blue skies above, just the conditions winter thrushes like.
With 50% of the weekend already gone and still no signs of mega movement.
Meadow pipits trickled over this morning and 3 Redwing were a bonus over the garage >W but otherwise quiet skies and no reports from around the area.

1 hours stake out on passerine alley, Ogden late afternoon found plenty potential for a Yellow Browed Warbler but the birds were frantically feeding so moving through very fast working their way around the waters edge.
Chaffinch were in good numbers with a flock of around 30 birds whilst a group of around 20 Goldcrest came past me like bullets in the foliage leaving me no chance to check then out, especially with the bright low sun behind them.
tits including Long Tailed were present whilst a Robin sang its heart out.
Plenty small gulls on the west shoreline whilst a Cormorant flew over high and >E.
Around 11 Mistle Thrush were knocking around Ned Hill.

I,ve just received my copy of 2014 Filey Bird Report which is absolutely astounding . With 150 pages packed with maps, amazing photos , reports of birds, moths butterflies and mammals etc its more a book than a report. The work that has gone into the making of this book is amazing, well done to all the dedicated east coast birders including Nick Carter who was poached from Midgley. Well done all, keep up the marvellous work.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Sounds like a nice place to retire to (Filey) Bri.
A better start to this weekend than last.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Those passerines are difficult enough low down but high up they are nearly impossible. A good chance of something with them Bri.
I tried lower end of golf course but no passerines there just a Little Owl.

Howard Creber said...

Great shots of Queensbury in the mist Brian.

Nick Carter said...

Thanks for the praise for the FBOG report Bri, its a real team effort over here. If anyone is interested in what we are about check out the FBOG website at www.fbog.co.uk