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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.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Just to refresh your memory

Soil hill Snow Buntings of previous years.
Snow Buntings have been seen on Soil Hill every winter between November and March , sometimes just a single and sometimes up to 9 staying 1 day or up to over 3 month as in 2011 when 4 birds remained from 2/11/11 to 21/2 12.
Other than the common Scandinavian race "nivalis" we have also had 1 Iceland  race  "insulae", see bottom photo of the much darker bird.

                Nivalis  Scandinavian Snow Buntings.























                               Insulae,  Iceland Snow Bunting

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Some great shots there Bri to wet the appetite

Brian sumner said...

It was you that found the insulae Dave.
Lets hope for another this time.