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Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017, poor start, good recovery.

                  Brambling, couresy Park Lane
               Jay, another Park Lane sp.


                                                      Soil Hill Reed Bunting

                                       Soil Hill Fieldfares
                        Mixed Starling/ Fieldfare flock

After a poor start with an Ogden abandonment, late afternoon had to be used wisely to recover the lack of species for the the first of Jan.
The first obvious move was to head for Park Lane to bag the Bramblings in case they decided to move on over the next few days. This visit provided 8 Brambling plus Goldfinch, Greenfinch and Chaffinch along with Jay and all the usual garden sp.

Up then to Soil Hill hoping to repeat Jan 1st 2015 with a Snow Bunt at Fly Flatts but not to be today
so had to settle for 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Kestrel which skimmed over the heads of me and the Reed Bunting making us both jump, plus a mixed flock of around 20 Fieldfare and c50 Starling whilst LBB gulls were overhead.
So after around two and a half hours birding my local area provided me with 28 species as well as around 10 Waxwings near the Pellon Lane/ Queens Rd traffic lights.
Sainsburys car park is all quiet now with the berries almost gone.
Good to bump into Dave B on the hill who looked as cold as I felt.
                                             A day off tomorrow so hopefully the northerlies will blow something down our way.
BS


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