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Friday, July 22, 2016

Soil Hill, evening visit

With just 1 hour to spare this evening it was up to Soil Hill mainly in the hope of fly overs as Soil Hill is now near redundant until late autumn when we start looking for Woodcock, Jack Snipe and Snow Buntings although there,s always a chance of picking up a migrant bird passing through tempted down into the tree line.
                                                    Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were present on the summit although the grass is well overgrown now so impossible to see them on the deck.
Looking long distance from the top of the hill to the bottom a Long Eared Owl was on a post briefly before flying into the trees not to be re located despite trekking down to the bottom and back so came away with 6 very blurry photos taken at such distance  and in very dark clouds and drizzle.
                                                      Otherwise it was down to a large flock of Starling and a single Black Headed gull in a newly mowed field plus a few LBB gulls heading for Oxenhope which I plan to visit tomorrow if all goes according to plan.
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