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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.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ned Hill Track/Soil Hill

       Meadow Pipits pairing up on the hill

1515 hrs and a flying visit to Soil Hill to check the Ring Ouzel/ Wheatear situation.
First stop was a check on the goose field by the Ned Hill track to find yesterdays pair of Wheatear had moved through.
On then to Soil Hill where it seems the NW>5 had swept the hill clean of migrants with no sign of Wheatears or Ring Ouzel after a check of the clough and the tree line. Even the Teal had left the pond with just 1 Moorhen present.
Several Skylark were up singing and Meadow Pipits were pairing up and parachuting in display.
                                                              Down at the bottom the Shay fields held 28 Lapwing, 2 Curlew and 2 Oystercatchers whilst a kestrel was overhead along with 2 Herring gulls.
Hopefully with high pressure forecast tomorrow and a weather window through to France the migration flood gates will open.
BS

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