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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.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ringby Top

A better afternoon when I attacked Ringby Top 1400-1515 hrs with a mild WNW> 5 and a mixture of grey skies and sunshine.
The area was heaving with birds but nothing out of the ordinary though enough to keep me active checking through them. A flock of around 30 Meadow Pipits were in a field near the summit but a good check through them failed to get me a Bunt or Lark. One of the Mipits stood out with a very bright supercillium but everything else on it checked out to be just a Mipit.
                                                                     Around 100 Common gulls were moving around the fields and gliding over the ridge along with the usual high number of Corvids whilst a steady westward movement of Herring gulls was apparent. Otherwise it was down to decent flocks of Starling and Fieldfare also feeding in the fields. A check of the quarry failed to find a winter Linnet flock but a good mixed flock of Green and Goldfinch were in trees by the Swalesmoor swimming baths.
                                                                  Another kerb crawl through Moorclose on the way home failed to produce the Waxwings and a text from CK who had given the area a good coat of looking at today found the same although he got a bonus with a Sparrowhawk. Thanks for the text Chris.
A report from blog watcher Adrian Barber reported 5 Waxwings in Tescos car park, Canal Rd Bradford today.  Thanks for that Adrian. By 1600hrs tonight the numbers had risen to 70, Keith Moir.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Those Common Gulls love drifting along that ridge Bri. Nice to get Herring Gulls with always a chance of 'white winged' gull this time of year.