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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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This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Here ,there and everywhere.

Another day of fog on the tops and grey and misty below, yet another non photographic day.
With an afternoon free apart from having the dogs for the first session I started at Coley church but with the track down by the church thick with mud and me not fancying bathing 3 dogs it was a quick abort and on to Northowram CC and the long hedge. Plenty small gulls in the horse field and 4 Herrings over >W with a mish mash of birds but nothing out of the ordinary.
                                                                               With the dogs dropped off back at home and the fog lifted leaving dark and drizzly skies I thought Cold Edge dams was worth checking for any oddball geese turning up with the locals. I could do with a few of the White Fronted that are moving around the country for my area but it didnt happen today, in fact I was lucky to find any geese at all.
The dams were unusually quiet with just Mallards present, I think this is the first time I,ve seen Leadbeater dam without Tufted.  Haigh Cote dam was ,as always, void of birds whilst Spring dam held 1 pair of tufted and a Heron with no signs of DJSs Kingfisher and Stonechat from yesterday.
Good flocks of Goldfinch moving around with about 40 on the wires.
Mixenden res just held 2f 1m Goldeneye and a few small gulls.

NorthowramCC and long hedge
4 Herring gulls......................>W
13 Blackbirds
7 Mistle Thrush
32 Fieldfare over >N
c 12 Chaffinch ground feeding under the hedge above the big house.
Poss 1 Brambling in with Chaffs but 1 quick view, Will have to leave that to AC.
Usual Gt and Blue Tits etc.

Cold Edge Dams
c 40 Goldfinch
2 Greylag
5 Canadas
19 Mallard
1 Heron
3 Redwing
+ usual sp.

Mixenden res
2f 1m Goldeneye
usual mallards and small gulls.

Pit Lane
c80 Lapwing

Shelf Moor trailer park field
c50 Lapwing
BS

4 comments:

AndyC said...

Will have a look forbrambling today thanks ....Have you had a look at the Shelf Tree Sparrow site this year.??

Brian sumner said...

No havent been down there andy but the fellow that reported them to me says they have nt been seen for quite a while.

AndyC said...

Had about 120 + Lapwings over the Raggalds yesterday...no gOLDIES..!!

Brian Sumner . said...

Lapwings seem to be in 2 groups this year split between Raggalds and Shelf Moor. Dan B has had a small group of Goldies flying around Soil Hill but could have been movers.