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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 21, 2016

Queensbury Visible Migration Today

Good grey skies this morning and a light >SSE led to a slightly better movement but still very slow making me suspect that the big Meadow Pipit movement is not going to happen like the last 3 years where the Mipits have tended to go down the coastal route as apposed to inland. Years ago we used to be counting  over 10,000 a day when they came passed us in swarms but those sort of days seem to have gone now. Hopefully they,ll be a big push next month.
                                                        Common gull numbers are building now with the Foxhill flock at around 45 early morning, which usually increases to around 80 over the winter.
No time to get out birding today with granddaughter duties other than vis migging early morn before work and I was surprised to find it dark at 1900 hrs this evening when I took the dogs out, where have the light nights suddenly gone?

Vis Mig
12 Mipits...............>WSW. Starting to turn direction now and will be heading >S by next month.
3 Skylark.............>W
11 Alba Wagtails..>W
2 Mistle Thrush...>W
1 Song Thrush....>W
37 Lapwing........>E   Could be the Shelf Moor birds.
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