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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Soil Hill Snow Bunting

                                     At last, Snow Bunting arrive.

                                            1 solitary Fieldfare

                Hazy sun going down behind the stone circle.

                                                            Top of the hill

One and a half hours trekking the top of Soil Hill in a howling WSW>6  eventually paid off with a single Snow Bunting seen briefly before it flitted over the north slope landing down near the bend.
All was quiet up there with just several Crows and 1 annoying Fieldfare that constantly moved around me all the time I was up there, landing some distance away before moving to another position.
It was because of this that the Snow Bunt was picked out as I did a final circuit after a photo during which time I found it.
It was on the track below the mounds when I saw it but I was already too close and although I froze and got a snap it flew up the track and over the ridge dropping down half way down near the bend out of sight.
With little light left I came away to let it settle for the night , hopefully it will attract some mates down before moving on.
9 Mallard were on the NK pond and 23 Mallard on Raggalds Flood.
BS

4 comments:

Howard Creber said...

Nice Snow Bunt Brian

Brian Sumner . said...

A long awaited one this time.

Danny said...

Well done with the Snow Bunting Brian, hopefully it will stay for a while.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Brill Bri and a bonus to get a photo - persistence paid off well done.