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Monday, January 2, 2017

Soil Hill p.m.

                                               Little Owl
                                         male Stonechat
                                              female Stonechat
                                       





1400 hrs Soil Hill N>3 icy cold , blue sunny skies. Visibility 3 peaks, all snow covered.
A stonking hour and a half on Soil Hill in perfect conditions and plenty bird activity.
A light covering on snow on the summits and frozen water gave it a real taste of things to come, I could almost smell the Snow Buntings.
Plenty birds about but all to search for and very mobile and elusive.
                                                A Little Owl was on a distant wall in the sunshine but out of the wind whilst 2 Stock Doves were on one of the feeding areas.
Both male Reed Buntings were present and I finally caught up to the pair of long staying Stonechats after quite a search.
A cock Pheasant was down in the tree line as well as Redwings and Fieldfares.  The large flock of Starlings and Fieldfares were still near the mast and a constant flow of gulls headed to the Oxenhope roost.
A real pleasing session despite dipping on the target bird.

     Heres a sickener for you. Bramblings in the garden of Denise Shields
    over Christmas and New Year
Photo courtesy Denise Shields.
BS

5 comments:

Vicki Johnson said...

Hi Brian. Not bird related but when are we going to see pictures of the new puppy!

Brian Sumner . said...

Will blog one tonight for you Vicki

Vicki Johnson said...

Marvelous. Thanks!

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The great pics make it look like a hot summer's day up there Bri.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Certainly didnt feel like one when I was layed in the snowy grass to get the pics John.