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Monday, December 19, 2016

Red Sky at Night, Birders Delight ?


                                    Skies over Foxhill this tea time.

Soil Hill  1430 - 1530 hrs  Grey cloud with a NNW>4-5

Much quieter on the hill today with no Lapwing flock on the Shay and no sign of the Fieldfares.
A good search of the two summits, track and mounds produced 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Stock doves and 1 Woodpigeon other than corvids and Magpies.
Two geese flew past the Fly flatts wind farm but had the outline and jizz of Canadas.
Highlight of the watch was 18 Redwing dropping into the tree line to roost at last light.
                                                                      Must make time over Christmas to check the tree line which I have,nt had chance to do for a while. With the number of Alders down there theres a good chance on Brambling and Siskin. Dont know if any of the other watchers check down the north slope?
Coming over Burdock Way early afternoon there were several Redwings in the roundabout trees.
BS

8 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good idea about the Alders.
I haven't checked the north slope in a good while Bri.
I'll have a look next visit - need a bit of brightness to see owt down there, though.
I need a Brambling for 2016!!

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Good do John ta.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

The sky was amazing was on my way home from work and went via queenie towards Swalesmoor, nice shots of it Bri

Brian Sumner . said...

Wish I,d have had the time to see it from Roper Lane or Crow Point. Lets hope it brings some brighter weather Dave.

Dan Lambert said...

There's a small flock of Brambling up on Otley Chevin if you ever venture over this way.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that Dan, Red Kite area.

mark murray said...

We went for a stroll up past the giants tooth at Ogden on Monday and saw 1 woodcock and a snipe . 2 nut hatches were at the little feeding station by the bridge where Ogden Clough enters the reservoir.

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice one Mark, have,nt had a Nuthatch this year and only 1 Woodcock.