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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.
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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.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fly Flatts


Fly Flatts. 1500 - 1600 hrs Cool W>5, sunny with good visibility.

Back to Fly Flatts for a bit of sky watching and to check out the Stonechat situation.
Yesterdays 6 Stonechats were still around the same area although at greater distance even moving down near to the water whilst a pair were seen briefly at Withins Gap across the road from the stables.
A Raven flew directly above me which I never saw until it cronked leaving it too late for a photo, that will teach me to keep my head down trying to get Stonechat pics.
                                                              Two Oystercatchers were present as well as 4 Curlew but the water and sky were quiet. Bit early for Wheatear yet although the first Calderdale bird arrived 15th March in 2012.
3 Kestrels were up in the wind off the Nab.

I have a Canon 60 x bridge camera that I carry to work and everywhere with me and I have always been pleased with it, as I am with my Canon SLRs but today I invested in a Nikon P900 bridge camera as a stand by for when it is too wet to take big Bertha out. This camera is suppose to be the state of the ark in bridge cameras with a massive 83 x zoom so we,ll see if it proves itself. I havent had time to try it out yet but took this Starling on a chimney pot binocular distance away set at 600 mm which is the same as big Bertha and the result seems pretty impressive.

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

On the spend again!!!. Good to have decent stand-by especially if/when an Osprey slips over.

Brian sumner said...

Ive got all the tackle just need the birds now.