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Monday, April 17, 2017

Raggalds Flood/ Soil Hill, late p.m.

                                        Plenty Wagtails around






                                            as well as Mipits.

A check of Raggalds Flood late afternoon on the way to Soil Hill found it wader less once again with even the Redshanks deserted. 3 Pied Wagtails were near the water along with
3 male Wheatear  on the wood pile to the rear of the field whilst Swallows were moving >N high overhead. Yesterdays 2 LRPs and RP seemed to have caused a bit of a stir with 2 birders cars and JL viewing the area.
                                                                      Thoughts of the Plovers moving to the northern base of the hill were dashed with just 3 Redshank down in the quarry ponds along with 4 Wheatear way down in the deepest part of the quarry.  Several Linnets were bathing in the Shay ponds whilst 7  Canada geese were newcomers to the Lapwing field along with 2 more Wheatear and a Curlew.
Swallows were also overhead at this location.
BS

2 comments:

heavy birder said...

Hi Brian I think you might have a White Wagtail there, although it looks a bit oddly marked on the side of the neck. I think the rump is a clincher, pale in White, dark in Pied, shame you can not see it. Id would send that around and see what others think. Cheers Nick D

David Sutcliffe said...

White wag would be my thoughts on it.