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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Augusts gone by. 2015/ 2016.

A walk down Slaughter Gap late afternoon in the hope of early dispersing Redstarts failed to produce the goods. The usual long walk down and scramble back never gets any easier but the dogs were in good form so helped pull me up.
                                                  No sign of passerines other than Linnets, Mipits and around 9 Wheatear, all distant on walls but adults in autumn plumage.
Several Swallows and Swifts were overhead but little else.
                                                  Just to ease this boring report heres some August birds from 2015/2016.

                                     Common Scoters, Oxenhope

                                         Queensbury Buzzard

    Twitching a Ruff at Oxenhope  KM   BV
                      The last Blackcap I saw, 2016.
  Fly Flatts SEO 2015, remember these ?



                           Ogden juv Gt Crested Grebe
               Taylor Lane Spotted Flycatcher
                         Fly Flatts Buzzard

                         Taylor Lane Cuckoo juv
                                EGP Little Egret

 A few years now since I got this for the first 2 in
                    Calderdale, EGP . 2003 May 1st
                                                   Taylor Lane Cuckoo 1 of 5
                    Redcar Tarn Med gull.


                          Odd sighting, Oxenhope summer Wigeon

                       Leeshaw YL Herring gull
                        2016, 3rd summer.

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Great minds think alike....... I was down Slaughter Gap this morning and got the same result as you did this afternoon.
I also did the lower end of the golf course and Stodfold and Mixi res'r but didn't come up with much at all.
Keep plugging away Bri

Brian sumner said...

A little bit early yet Dave.