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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.
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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, November 2, 2016

Another miss for Queensbury but a last minute surprise.

                                         Skies over Foxhill  1630 hrs





                                           Sun going down

                                 Sun down from Roper Lane watch point



Vis Mig today was just the opposite to yesterdays movement which was all to the west of us with todays heavy movement all to the east of us.
Even Oxenhope watch point was finding it difficult with Woodpigs moving but all well out eastward.
Skeins of Pinkies were sighted to both sides of us east and west but non as yet have shown over the village.
The skies looked right early morning with a keen white frost and a light N>4 and the same again last light but still the Pinks refuse to come over.
Small numbers of straggling Chaffinch came over Foxhill at midday all >SW along with a group of 5 Greenfinch whilst 18 Common gulls were on the football pitches.
                                                                 Coming home from decorating duties at 1600 hrs up the High Street a Tawny Owl launched itself out of a tree in the mill complex and flew above the car before disappearing over the buildings. My first Tawny Owl this year. This was probably one of the Queensbury south birds that awaken NK early mornings.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stunning skys today Bri.
John

David Sutcliffe said...

Great skies up there on the tops Bri.