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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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Another day, another dip

With a dip on the Redcar Tarn Iceland gull yesterday and calls from MC saying the bird was present most of today I hoped to get over there but didnt get free until 1500 hrs so by the time I would have got to Keighley in the tea time traffic the gulls would have been off to roost.
                                                           Plan B was to check out a local target bird but after 2 hours standing in muddy water with a icy cold NW>4 blowing I had to admit to a second day dip.
Thanks to Ian Hargreaves and Mick Cunningham for keeping me informed and for the pics they sent, and the finder Keith Moir for starting the ball rolling. I,m hoping to have another dabble at it but it may be mid week if it waits for me.

 Iceland gull              Photo courtesy Mick Cunningham
                                          copyright 2017.
                       Photo Courtesy Ian Hargreaves
                                    copyright 2017
                 Photo Courtesy Ian Hargreaves
                               Copyright 2017

Thanks to Skipton Gordon for the report of Sand Martins piling in to Barden this morning.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Well done to everyone - nice pic's of a lovely bird.
Thanks for the updates Bri.