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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Soil Hill, last light check.

                      A snowy Ingleborough from Soil Hill

                                   Sunset from Soil Hill

                                                 Last light

With limited time today it was up to Soil Hill at 1445 hrs for a last hour before darkness to continue the Snow Bunt hunt.
A icy cold E>4 blew but visibility was good with the sun reflecting on the snow still covering Ingleborough. Good to bump into DJS up there with the same target bird as me but both dipped but went away happy that we had checked the area and reassured ourselves that there were none present.
                                           The cold wind was keeping the bird life down with just a couple of Meadow Pipits present and a few gulls overhead as well as a single male Blackbird going to roost in the plantation. It was 19th November last year when DJS turned a Snow Bunting up on the hill , the only winter bird found up there so hopefully this year will give some better results.
BS

4 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Was gonna pop up at about the same time but got sent on the school run instead.

Brian Sumner . said...

Probably warmer on the school run Dave

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice to see you doing the rounds again Bri and chance to 'catch up' . A bit of a change for me this aft after the Waxwing run this morning. A good do down there this morning Dave you got some very nice shots.
Snow Bunt next on then list - but not at Stansfield Close !

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

You're right there Brian I probably took the better option, it was a good do Dave even the locals seemed interested and we're all relying on you to spot the Snow Bunting.