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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.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Soil Hill , the search goes on.

                        A gloomy cloud hangs in the valley over
 Calderdale, whilst the shooters continue to burn heather in the back ground.
                  Wainhouse Tower
      Emerley Moor mast reaching out of the gloom.
                               Interesting skies to the west.
                         Fieldfares heading for the Ogden roost.
             Interesting cloud formation , Ovenden Moor.

Soil Hill  1500 - 1600 hrs.
A calm, mild visit to the hill with a slight NE>2 and brilliant blue skies above with a thick band of cloud which has hung down in the valleys throughout the day.
A full 3 circuits of east and west summit, which was badly hampered by the blinding sun, discovered very little with 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Mistle thrush, female Stonechat briefly around the nw corner along with a pair of Mallard.
Sky wise, a few mixed gulls headed for the Oxenhope roost, 1 Mistle Thrush high and >S and 23 Fieldfare over heading to roost at Ogden.
Otherwise , apart from some spectacular skies, that was it but once again it re assured me that we,re now missing anything up there plus the fact that I got 4 good bags of Nyjer seed down in selected areas, we can but try.
A call from NK reported yesterdays Ogden Wigeon moved on ,as expected,. with no shoreline for them to graze on.
BS|

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stunning views up there today Bri.

If this high pressure, over eastern Europe,causes a major freeze up, we may be in for a mega or two??

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Hopefully John.
Looks like the Jack Snipe has moved on from the Hill