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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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Blackout

A bright moonlit start to the day but by 0630 hrs the fog had rolled in getting thicker as the day went on until it was dense by mid afternoon and even Halifax was murky and grey.
Its not often that I abandon a birding session but today was a real no go so got roped in to some Christmas present wrapping which put me in mind of some Christmas presents from the past:-

 Pinkies over Queensbury Xmas eve 2015.


 Good numbers of  Canadas   Ogden Xmas day  2015

    Gt Northern Diver  Xmas day  2014

          Snow Buntings Soil Hill  Xmas eve 2011


                         Christmas day 2011

                                 and Boxing day  2011


                                         a frozen Ogden   Christmas day  2010
 And finally to show birds enjoy Christmas
           The Common gull Boxing Day dip.        Looks cold
                                            Here we go
                                           Freezing
                                         Alright once you,re in.

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice report Bri. Some winter 'goodies' soon - maybe !

Brian Sumner . said...

If we ever get rid of this dark and foggy weather