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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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What a difference a day made.

A strange game this birding, yesterdays vis mig had skies filled with Woodpigeon, Fieldfare and several small passerine species , the Woodpigs and Fieldfares coming over in their thousands , yet today, as NK described it, " like a tap had been turned off ", with empty skies throughout.
Just a handful of Woodpigs came over >S and otherwise nothing. A call to HC at Oxenhope gave the same story there with very little on the move although he did get 14 Whoopers over the Ogden area plus a skein of Pinkies far out to the east.
                                                             Yet on the other hand DJS clocked up c 7000 Woodpigs over Ringby just a couple of miles to the west of us.
Foxhill park at lunch time produced 8 Redwing low and >E  along with 4 Chaffinch high and >W.
After that it was back to wallpapering for the rest of the afternoon.
BS

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