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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Shelf Moor

                                      Shelf Moor Lapwing flock increasing



                                              An amazing sight.
          The full flock of 244 up + 48 still on the ground,  Total 292.

Not back from family duties until 1545hrs when the daylight had almost expired so no chance of a teatime session.
Part expecting this I called at the trailer park on the way home from Ogden this morning to find the Lapwing flock almost up to record level with a count of 292 birds. The count had to be done from photos as the flock was very mobile , again due to a gulley wagon being steam cleaned on the lay by.
I had to revert to the small camera to get the full group in ( bottom shot) whilst 48 remained on the deck.
Strangely, no Goldies or Snipe present although I did,nt have time to go into the juncus field.
Plenty water on Raggalds Flood but void of birds.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great count Bri. I thought the numbers were increasing last week as I saw the flock in flight from Swales. They seem to get disturbed a lot but they must like the fields up there.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right Dave, there must be something special about those fields