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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Never say Never, Soil Hill

One of these visits I,m going to get a reward from Soil Hill but its just taking a little longer than expected. 1500 hrs today in a brisk, cold WNW > 6 but clear and the last of the sun.
The male Reed Bunting was down on the Nyjer on the east summit then appeared from a small reed bed in the mounds making me wonder how it had got past me without me seeing it. This was soon resolved when I had 2 male Reed Bunts in sight, one still on the mounds and the other flitting around the small tree by the cattle grid. I suspected this earlier in the week but could not be sure.
                                                             2 Red Legged Partridge flushed from the edge of the west summit , obviously getting away from the saddo gunmen whose fun time is nearly over now as the end of the season draws near, whilst 8 Mallard were down on the NK pond.
Mipits, Carrion Crows and Starlings concluded the sightings.
                                                            Thanks to Mark Murrays report of Woodcock and Nuthatch at Ogden, 2 species which have been keeping their heads down this year.
Around 150 Lapwing were present on the Pit Lane pitches but no Goldies.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Hardy little birds Reed Bunt's Bri.

Brian sumner said...

See if they over winter up there. Probably been driven up from the bottom where their habitats been bulldozed