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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, March 29, 2017

Far away foreign places. Blackstone Edge/ Baitings reservoir.

             Still a few Common gulls around  now in summer plumage.
                                    A single in Foxhill today.

                               Baitings reservoir
           Thats a fair expanse of water
                                    The overflow.
            Looking down to a misty Ryburn.

An afternoon of childminding but had to deliver the grand daughter back to Kebroyd at 1700 hrs so dropped her off and carried on through Ripponden to the top of the hill to check Blackstone Edge reservoir where the weather was atrocious with a strong SW>5-6 and misty low scud clouds along with rain.
The rough water held just 1f Goldeneye, 3 f Goosander and 3 Mallard with 2 Pied Wagtails on the banking. Back down then to Baitings reservoir where the weather was almost as bad with the strong wind and heavy rain. the water here held 2f Goosander, 3 Cormorant and 4 Mallards. I,d forgot what a large expanse of water Baitings was, glad its not my patch, its impossible to cover it all and photos would be a no no.
                                                    A scan from Baitings dam wall looking at Ryburn which looked void of birds but was,nt sure of access down there and time running out so gave that a miss. Was going to have a quick look at Derby Delph but never found it, its changed since I was last up there in the days of the RSPB Peregrine watch when you could drive in and park.
At least I know I,m not missing much over there so I can put my passport away again for a while.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

What are you doing out of your habitat! That's not like you to go 'a wandering'. Back to base for the weekend now.