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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Queensbury Today

                       Another old favourite, Common gull
                      Undercarriage down.
                  Heart beating stuff, raptor in silhouette.
               Turned out to be a Common gull.


                        BH gull, hoods appearing nicely now.

Another cold but pleasant day up here in the gods with a light E>3 and mainly grey sky. An ideal day for moorland walking, thats if your not like me and stuck at work.
Herring gulls were on an early move >W before 0800hrs this morning with a 12 and a 3 close behind, no other big gulls were seen throughout the day.
Nice to hear DJS relocated the missing Soil Hill 4 today, thought they were moving on but it looks like they,ll stay till its time to return now unless heavy snow forces them away.
Just the usual in Foxhill park at lunchtime apart from one gut wrenching episode when a silhouetted raptor type bird was coming towards me low so with trembling fingers on the camera I waited until it suddenly veered off to re veil a Common gull, unbelievable, see photo.
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"unbelievable"

Not half, Brian. I`d have never had that down as a Common Gull. Even more so with the well pronounced "fingers".

DJSutcliffe said...

Heck !! that does look like a raptor.