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BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hazy Days, Soil Hill skywatch.

                       Haze to the North above the tree line.
                                          Haze over TMR
                                          Haze to the N.E.
     Haze to the west over Ogden
                                 Haze SW over Mixenden
          Blue skies and sunshine above.
                                       Vertical visibility only.

                                  Bombers Moon this evening.


After a real thunder and lightening display and torrential rain late evening yesterday we were left with dense fog this morning which cleared by midday but from Soil Hill this evening a 360 deg bank of thick haze hung in the valleys whilst the sky was clear and blue above.
1 hours skywatch, after checking the tree line for migrants, remember those, was difficult with vertical visibility only but enough to see if anything came over. Checking the sky horizontally was a no go in the haze.
                             Swallows were moving >SW throughout, very high, some out of sight to the naked eye whilst a steady flow of Mipits headed >W.
A Sparrowhawk nearly slipped past me skimming low over the grass lifting a flock of around 40 Mipits and 5 Skylarks before they dropped back into the long grass.

Vis Mig.   Non this a.m. due to fog.

c 60 Swallows..............................>SW
c 30 Mipits...................................>W
c 40 Mipits .................................blogging
5 Skylark ...................................blogging   possibly over wintering birds.
2 Alba Wagtails...........................>W
4 Chaffinch ................................>W
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice photos and a great report Bri. Good to have a chat this afternoon.

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