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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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A reet poor do. Soil Hill/ Raggalds Flood

1600 hrs and a check on Raggalds Flood found nothing in the way of waders with just 3 Pied Wagtails, 3 Wheatear and 1pr Mallard present as well as a few Swallows over which  have suddenly become an every day sighting. With Yellow Wagtails on the move I,ll be keeping a regular check on the flood having ideal conditions for this species as long as it does,nt dry out completely. The last one seen there was 17/05/2013.
                                         Soil Hill got the usual Ouzel, Plover check to no avail producing just the usual Skylarks, Mipits, 2f Reed Buntings, Oystercatchers, Curlews and Lapwings etc. An icy cold NW>5-6 didnt help.
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