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Monday, April 11, 2016

Shelf Moor trailer park comes back to life.

  After a 12 month lull Wheatears start to appear again
            Mega distance away,        150mm  Wheatear on wall below
                                                              horses front leg.
                                                    300mm  Oh there it is.
                                               600mm best your going to get.

With a text from AC and knowing the dreaded 4 way temporary lights were gone from Tesco , it was a quick dash down at lunchtime to check the field and look for the reported 2 Wheatears.
The birds were still present but on the far wall out of camera range apart from a record shot but nice to see them using the field again after a year of no reports in 2015.
It is going back to 15/04/2012 when Tracy first discovered the field with 21 Wheatear present.
The field today also held 4 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Woodpigeons and a Snipe which dropped into the juncus field.
Well done to DJS today for his 2 Whimbrel over my second home, Fly Flatts. See Calderbirds blog for pics.
BS

3 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Amazing that most migrants - especially Wheatears arrive in such fantastic plumage and most of them moving much further north.
Hope you won't need to 'dinner time dash' from 1st June Bri.!!

Brian sumner said...

Im on countdown now Dave. 9 weeks

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Well picked out Bri.
John