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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.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Soil Hill, late afternoon.

A 1 hour sky watch on Soil Hill summit produced very little in the cold easterlies after heavy rain showers.The expected Thrush movement never happened today nor did the geese so its likely to happen by mid week when hopefully the Fieldfares will come pouring through. Several of the Redwings are here now coming through in smaller numbers as well as after dark whilst Pink Footed geese seem to have been using the west coast route but we,ll soon be picking them up when they move across the trans Pennine route from coast to coast.
                                                                     Back on the hill 6 Golden Plover went down on the Shay along with 16 Lapwing whilst 2 Swallows headed >S. On my Snow Bunt check I flushed 3 Common Snipe on the eastern summit one of which gave the impression of a Jack flying low and dropping down over the mounds but in the bins it was a Common.
Otherwise it was down to blogging Mipits and a welcome phone call from DJS which broke the boredom.
Anyway, thats the weekend over and I can get back to my Y.B. Warbler watch tomorrow p.m.
BS.

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Always good to have a chat Bri