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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Soil Hill, more birders than birds.

                                 female Stonechat, Soil Hill






 Caught this Spurnite snooking about the hill.  Daniel Branch.
   231 Lapwings Pit Lane







The art of good blogging is being able to make something out of nothing which I had to do today.
Managed to get up Soil Hill in full daylight for a change 1400 - 1500 hrs to find a very quiet hill other than the female Stonechat which has been around for about 3 weeks now but no sign of the male today.
Another bag of Nyjer down and a full search of the tops helped by Dishfish and Buttershaw birder Larry but nothing else to be found.
A bit of a down to earther for poor Daniel after spending the best autumn ever at Spurn and back to a full blank on his local patch but like a true birder he took it on the chin and said he,ll be back up there tomorrow.
On the way home I stopped off at Pit Lane and counted 231 Lapwing on the pitch, looking spectacular as they flew around and moved away to roost.
Also a good 100 Starlings were present.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nothing about locally today mate it was torture, seen one Stonechat at wainstalls, fly flatts nothing, soil hill Zilch.
Forgot also about 100 Lapwing at wainstalls.

Brian Sumner . said...

Just a lull, something will turn up shortly. Always goes off the boil for a while after migration ends.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Cracking Lapwing in flight photo with the string sun on it BRI
John