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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Eating my words

Looks like I,ll have to eat my words from yesterdays blog when I said it was looking unlikely that we would see a March Wheatear and then, low and behold, the reports start flooding in from Calderdale, Oxenhope and Queensbury with arriving Wheatears.
Looks like these birds were waiting in the wings for the wind to drop before moving on.
A mixed bag of weather again with sunshine then showers of rain hail and snow.
Unfortunately one of the heavy showers was over my lunch time when I was on a dash to check Raggalds Flood and Old Guy Rd.
The flood is filled with water again and looked a bit livelier with 2 pr Mallard, 3 Pied Wagtails and 2 Lapwing holding territory but no waders or Wheatears here.
On to Old Guy Rd cricket pitch which is a hot spot for Wheatear but not to be, although it did hold 6 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Pied Wagtail.
Checking the surrounding walls for Wheatear was a no go with horizontal rain blasting across fron the West.
BS

2 comments:

OH said...

If it's any consolation a trip to Ogden yielded little apart from a host of robins vocally battling it out this afternoon, otherwise it was very quiet! On the way home I'm pretty sure I saw two (a pair?) Kestrels on the western slopes of Soil Hill though. One was getting a particularly hard time from a crow. Don't think I've seen two so close together before?

Brian sumner said...

Get 2 sometimes 3 kestrels up together over that west slope oh.