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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ringby Top

A better afternoon when I attacked Ringby Top 1400-1515 hrs with a mild WNW> 5 and a mixture of grey skies and sunshine.
The area was heaving with birds but nothing out of the ordinary though enough to keep me active checking through them. A flock of around 30 Meadow Pipits were in a field near the summit but a good check through them failed to get me a Bunt or Lark. One of the Mipits stood out with a very bright supercillium but everything else on it checked out to be just a Mipit.
                                                                     Around 100 Common gulls were moving around the fields and gliding over the ridge along with the usual high number of Corvids whilst a steady westward movement of Herring gulls was apparent. Otherwise it was down to decent flocks of Starling and Fieldfare also feeding in the fields. A check of the quarry failed to find a winter Linnet flock but a good mixed flock of Green and Goldfinch were in trees by the Swalesmoor swimming baths.
                                                                  Another kerb crawl through Moorclose on the way home failed to produce the Waxwings and a text from CK who had given the area a good coat of looking at today found the same although he got a bonus with a Sparrowhawk. Thanks for the text Chris.
A report from blog watcher Adrian Barber reported 5 Waxwings in Tescos car park, Canal Rd Bradford today.  Thanks for that Adrian. By 1600hrs tonight the numbers had risen to 70, Keith Moir.
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1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Those Common Gulls love drifting along that ridge Bri. Nice to get Herring Gulls with always a chance of 'white winged' gull this time of year.