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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday Morn Pinkies chase.

                                     Sunrise over Queensbury

                                   Taken from Soil Hill

                              Early morning light, Ogden

                                      Autumnal Ogden
                                  Up by the golf course
                        Plenty Wrens around

                  As with Blackbirds
                                                  In the wood

Fly Flatts  0645 hrs First light, Mist and heavy drizzle
Got plenty seed down , all quiet on the water, no sky visibility.

Mixenden Reservoir  Rain, better visibility.  Few small gulls on the water.

Ogden, Rain then brightening up. Water poor, Teal gone.
Good fall of Blackbirds around the track.
Just getting despondent when from the west bank area I heard a skein of Pink Footed Geese to my west but screened by the trees, camera at the ready I waited but the calls got fainter and fainter, a near miss. A call from HC at Oxenhope reported them over Clayton >E. The skein of 200 had snooked past me.
A meet with Pete Smith had also heard the geese but were not visible even from his position above the top car park.
Next a call from NK at Queensbury south with a skein over Shelf Moor >E, also picked up by HC at Oxenhope.
It was obvious now that the first Trans Pennine move of Pinkies was underway with geese moving west to east.
Next move was up to Soil Hill for a brief watch then on to the Roper Lane watch point when I got another call from HC with a skein of 220 to the east of me heading >E towards Yeadon.
Back in the car and a dash to Pit Lane just in time to see a massive skein disappearing into the low cloud beyond Yeadon airport.
A great but hard work morning for geese but disappointingly an empty camera, oh well, can,t have everything.
Thanks to HC , NK and PS for info.
BS

4 comments:

Chris King said...

Hi Bri - I got the 50 odd pink-foot geese over head from Oats Royd at 9am too.

Howard Creber aka Comp said...

Beautiful Autumn shots Fog - the rich colours are amazing !!

Brian Sumner . said...

Good do Chris, its time we had some.

A good time for colours Howard, Just missed snapped the cracking red ball sunrise which you probably saw. Surprising how quick the red fades.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Some cracking shots there Bri