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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 2, 2016

Soil Hill sky watch and migrant search.

The late afternoon Soil Hill session was spoilt with a blazing hot sun and calm conditions, something you dont usually associate with the hill luckily.
A shortage of Skylark on the summits this year is probably due to the long grass which could affect the Snow Buntings.
The tree line had picked up a variety of migrants with a group of around 8 Siskin down at the bottom along with Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Linnet which were hard to sort out in the very dense trees.
                 Back up on the summit 1 hours sky watch produced 8 Swallow>S along with 9 Mipits also >S.  Good to get my first Redwing of the year , making up for this mornings dip, with 12 dropping down into the Ogden western plantation.
Otherwise it was just gulls and corvids in the bright blue skies.
A check down Jammy Fold off Taylor lane just produced Goldfinch and blogging Mipits.

My picturesque patch.. Ogden



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