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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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A walk on the wild side. Soil Hill

   The winter Solstice sun going down.

The usual habitual walk around Soil Hill last light in a howling WNW> 6 but an improvement from the rain earlier in the day.
The male Reed Bunting was activity flitting around the east summit keeping low out of the wind and visiting the Nyjer seed areas several times. If its good enough for Reed its good enough for Lap, Snow and Shorelark.
Otherwise things were much of a muchness with 3 Meadow Pipits, 2 Woodpigeon, 11 Fieldfare and 1 Kestrel.
                                                                 At last we,ve reached the shortest day so as they say in Queensbury, " We,re off tuther road nah ", so we can hopefully see the light slowly improving morning and night . Bet it was a bit grim for the Solstice sun worshippers top of the Nab at the sacrifice stones this evening, at least the sun showed for them.
BS

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