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Monday, May 2, 2016

Soil Hill p.m.

           1st summer LBB gull getting mobbed by Lapwings

             Down the bottom over the Shay
                                         Meadow Pipit numbers rising.
                                 A good show of Skylark.

Considering the law of averages of dips and sightings on the hill I am due a mega up there so late afternoon off I went on a low expectancy trip.
Conditions overhead were good with blue skies and sunshine and excellent visibility but on the down side a howling WNW>6 gusting 7 was blowing but you can,t have everything.
A check of the summits , tree line and Ring Ouzel clough provided the usual sp. although 4 Grey Partridge was a good find instead of the usual 2.
Several Swallows were heading >N ground hogging and my first House Martin of the year was pleasing.
An evening dog walk at Ogden just down and across the prom ,as Lynda came along and was,nt impressed with her hair blowing out horizontal, failed to turn anything up like a Little Egret which would be nice. The two I found at EGP was on my May day bank holiday Monday 5/5/2003, eck, where does time go , that 13 years seems like last year.

This is a cutting from the Halifax Courier from the time along with species list winner AC and presenter GD.

BS


4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good blog and a nice bit of history Bri.

Tough up there this evening ..... and you got the Partridge again!

(Are you using Oil Of Olay? - wife swears by it - but not in front of Abigail).

June's getting nearer...

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Partridge were down the top of Ring Ouzel clough tonight, near to where you got the photo on the post of the Ouzel.
6 weeks and counting now.

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice post Bri. Not often we see you without your cap !

Brian sumner said...

Photo was taken during a dinner time dash Dave