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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Seeing the day out on a wet note. Mixenden etc.

                          Lapwing flock over Raggalds Flood
                           Moved away high and >E

By the time I arrived at Mixenden reservoir this afternoon at 1500 hrs the dark clouds were over and heavy drizzle on a strong W>5 but very mild. The road by the Hebble Brook was well under water so a diversion had to be taken.
The water was poor with just 2 pr Mallards and about a dozen small gulls whilst LBB gulls moved overhead >SW.
On then to Soil Hill but the sky was now so dark cutting visibility so a second attempt at Raggalds Flood.  As I approached a flock of 49 Lapwings had just lifted off rising high and away >W. At first they started to circle but then thought against it and moved on.
Meanwhile the water held 15 Mallard and 22 small gulls so with visibility nearly gone it was back home, wash the car and a bit of tea after a disastrous attempt of a days birding, roll on next weekend.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Well done Bri. I thought your car had already had a good rain wash today !!
Nice one with the Lapwings as well.
My computer screen has gone so using the phone to post this week and don't know how long computer will be.
Let's hope for some winter goodies soon. No news on any Waxwings yet.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Drier by Monday, so Raggalds Flood might produce a goody.

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Waxwings are in the country now Dave but still up north, lets hope its a better show than last year. Tons of berries for them around the Queens Rd area.

Hope you,re right John.