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As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
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Just another sign of the times.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Back to Soil Hill

With DJS not seeming to latch on to the exchange system he headed back to Mixenden whilst I got left with a windy, misty, drizzly Soil Hill. To be fair, Dave also checked Ringby which can be as bad as Soil Hill.
1500 hrs on the hill with the top of the mast hidden by fog but the brisk WSW>4 kept the horizontal visibility clear with a coating of light drizzle.
                                                                   A single Skylark was on the first batch of Nyjer with another 2 on the second batch and a 4th Skylark on the western summit, whilst 1 pair of Reed Bunting were flitting around the east summit.
Just 4 Mallard on the NK pond with the Teal moved on whilst around a dozen Meadow Pipits were in the field above the tree line. A cock Pheasant flew from the trees down to the excavation area and 2 Wrens were in and out of the wall above the tree line with a third Wren near the mast.
                                                              A flock of birds flew overhead in the mist out of sight but sounded very Siskiny , possibly the group from down in the Alders on the north slope.
No sign of any Lapwing today, either near the Raggalds or Queensbury south.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Thought I could see your car from Ringby Lane, parked on 'the hill' this aft but it was so gloomy I couldn't see you.
No exchange today Bri - I was after your 'sixer'.

Brian Sumner . said...

Shame they,d move on Dave but I think they,ll be back. The 3 females have been coming and going for a while now. None at Ogden since October.