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BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

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.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tame Birding, Shibden Park

                                                        Family photo

     All ringed, adults yellow, juvs Red



Not like me to go park birding but with an hour and a half to kill with Ollie whilst Pippa was getting her first Poodle make over in  Halifax,  Shibden Park was the nearest option.
Just the usual Coots, Moorhens , Swans and Mallards on the water as well as several BH gulls.
It certainly takes the pleasure out of bird photography when you have to back off to get the birds in with the birds following you .
A walk through the woods was poor with the only small passerines being Bullfinch and Robins with Pied and Grey Wagtails in the beck.
When the boredom set in I drove round the Waxwing hotspots in Halifax picking out a few individuals in Argos car park, Burdock Way roundabout and 5 were in a tree top just off Burdock Way by the Salvation Army HQ. Redwings were everywhere.
I,ll be glad to get back up to the wilds if this fog ever clears over the weekend.
BS

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