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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Soil Hill p.m.

       Number 1 Reed Bunting, hiding in vegetation
   Number 2 out in the open .

                    Male Stonechat still present.

As I arrived at Soil Hill Daniel B was just leaving with a despondent look on his face after a 20 minute full dip so things were,nt looking too good for me.
Luckily I had a decent hour and a half which just shows how quickly things can change on the birding scene.
First off was a male Reed Bunting snooking around in the long grass after moving away from one of my Nyjer seed patches and as I was watching that a second male appeared about 30 yds away on a small sapling before disappearing down into the reeds.
The male Stonechat showed briefly from the mounds over to the west summit but re appeared by the track as I was leaving. It was last seen on the stone circle.
Otherwise it was 4 Meadow Pipit, 7 Fieldfare at the top of the north slope  and 3 Herring gulls heading for the Oxenhope roost.
As I was leaving JL was arriving so the hill got a good coat of looking at today.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Good work by the 3 Wise Men !!!

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I was up there from 10 till 11 and absolutely nothing apart from gulls, so well done on spotting anything, I seen more from my back yard 30+ gulls, 20+jackdaws, 20+ Redwing and Fieldfare