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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.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ned Hill Track


                                       Ned hill track looking >N
                                   Unusual for Willow Warblers on there..

                                  
With limited birding time today I had to settle for 1 hour on Ned Hill track to see if anything was moving through the Causeway Foot Col.
Very calm and hot up there today with blinding sunshine making a hazy watch to the west.
                                                                  Swallows were moving through >N in decent numbers but only 5 Swift tonight and again no Sand Martin. Gulls are starting to show again now in the area, the adult birds probably being returning none breeders, whilst otherwise it was down to Corvids, Woodpigeon and Stock Doves.
                                                  Managed my first Whitethroat sightings of the year with 3 present but too mobile and keeping in the foliage for any photos suitable to blog. Several Willow Warblers were singing along the track which is a bit of an unusual sighting for on there.

Through the col :-
3 Herring gull
1 Black Headed gull
8 Lesser Black Backed gull
c 40 Swallow
5  Swift
7 Stock Dove
sev Woodpigeon and corvids

Present
5 Willow Warblers
3 Whitethroat
3 Linnet
2 Dunnock
1 Pied Wagtail
BS
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