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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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tha she blows !! Ogden/ Soil Hill pm.

                            Riding the waves at Ogden

                                                 High seas

                                   White Horses across the water

Overnight severe gales causing quite a bit of damage up here in Queensbury but easing, first to gale force and down to near gale by last light although it did,nt feel like it when I was out on the hut roof repairing the felting that had been ripped off during the night.
A large mature tree in Foxhill Park had been uprooted and was half way across the Brighouse /Denholme road. The tree had been there for ever and one I used to climb as a lad many moons ago but with the ground being so waterlogged and the westerly wind up to storm force 10 down it came.
If anyone is short of a wheelie bin there are hundreds scattered around the village.
                                                            1430 hrs and a Kittiwake check at Ogden where the water was like the north sea with a high swell and white horse breakers which did,nt seem to bother the gulls.
Plenty photos taken of around 100 small gulls and studied back home on the computer but nothing other than Common and Black Headed.
All the Mallard were lined up under the north banking out of the wind whilst the Kingfisher was down by the sluice gate.
                                                         On the way back I dropped another hugging of Nyjer seed off at my 3 feeding points on Soil Hill in case the  predicted snow stops the job but far too windy for anything to show other than a flock of around 100 Starling in the mast field along with a few Fieldfare. This coincided with a large flock of around 150 Starling at the top of Taylor lane, around 100 on Syke lane and near on 200 on the Pit lane pitches.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Could be a 'kit' tomorrow - lets hope.

Brian Sumner . said...

Right weather for one Dave