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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Ringby Top flop

With a NE>4 and 90% cloud cover a late afternoon visit to Ringby seemed like a good idea at the time in the hope of winter thrushes or geese taking advantage of a tail wind, no such luck.
With 1 hours watch 360 degrees and around a 30 mile radius the skies were empty with just a few LBB gulls and the usual corvids.
Passerine wise, a check around the shrubs and hedges produced 6 Linnet and 2 Meadow Pipits.
This has got to be the worst ever September/ October when we should be wall to wall with birds but instead getting nothing, there must be some explanation but just what, I don,t know.?
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Maybe a good berry crop in Scandinavia and mild weather so far so they could be 'staying put' - for a while. Or maybe the birds have been moving high with all this settled weather recently. Agree Bri - it's uncanny !!

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

8 thrushes around Claremount and redwing flyover going towards Shibden