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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sentry Hill Watch. p.m. visit.

                                        Drax in the hazy distance
     Looking across to the reservoir hide.
                                       Gulls piling in throughout

             Sacrifice stones on the Nab
                                   1st wind turbine ready for the blades
             Looking across to Leeshaw reservoir
                          Raven (lower) being mobbed by Crows.
             Hundreds of gulls ready to come across to the water.
                                           Soil Hill tree line.

A late afternoon visit to Sentry Hill watch point with hopes of some early Pink Footed geese or even an Osprey, neither of which materialized , found a few decent birds and some breath taking views of the distant landscape.
Gulls were piling into the reservoir with hundreds in a field below waiting to come in to preen on the water before moving off >E towards the Eccup roost.
Several Mipits were blogging in fields and on the moor whilst a few were still moving heading >W over the Nab area along with a good number of Swallows >S.
                                                     A single noisy Raven was heading >N to the east of me getting mobbed along the way by 2 Carrion Crows and a flock of 18 Lapwing flew low over Paul Clough towards Fly Flatts.
3 Wheatears were on local walls whilst a flock of Goldfinch fed on thistle tops.

Vis Mig,
No watch early morning with rain and mist not clearing until 0800 hrs,

Few Meadow Pipits .................>W
Steady flow of Swallows.........>S
18 Lapwing .............................>S  could be locals
1 Raven ..................................>N  could be local bird
Several mipits.........................blogging
3 Wheatear..............................blogging
1 Skylark.................................>W
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