Sunday, January 30, 2011

Oxenhope.... thaw sets in! 30-01-2011

Gulls well down... GD well up!!... seven images (c) 2011
Little time tonight so report to follow...
0900 - 1115hr
Yesterdays ice on the retreat but in the main, skies, water and moor almost devoid of obvious birds.... a trickle of small gulls moving north, sixteen distant pinks NW, a good representation of Red Grouse very noisy and spread around the area and a Little Owl out was a good sign...
1520 - 1720hr DB / BS
A active gull roost, but well down on yesterday... very many were leaving to the east after pre-roost, quite probably Eccup bound. the totals are those remaining. Pre roost mid water, moving to E end at last light. GD well up with a good number of early arrivers today, building to 44 present at the end. A Curlew at late dusk could have been a passage bird or an early first return to the area.
Common Gull c 800
BH Gull c 600
H Gull 1
LBB Gull 3
GBB Gull 1
Goldeneye 4 F
Mistle Thrush 2
Fieldfare c90
GD 44
Mallard 33
Grey Partridge... several calling at dusk
Curlew 1 calling at dusk


Blogger Brian Sumner . said...

Chuffing eck Dave, did you take those photos in Cliffe Castle in the stuffed birds department,

January 31, 2011 7:46 pm  
Blogger Brian Sumner . said...

Id say we were right with the Herring Gull there Dave!

January 31, 2011 8:22 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

They are plastic Bri... straight from the bath / garden pond!! and positioned for the photoshoot event including the 22 GD in one frame (half of the roost) but no seriously they were good. Derek wouldnt let me borrow the Cliff Castle specimens. The Goldeneye was a bit hemmed in by the icebergs with the Little Owl, still there also plastic, being residual from c last November where HC left it to fight off the Shrikes!!. Try your garden centre if you fancy some, lots of selection. After all this, thanks Bri and glad they please.... D

January 31, 2011 10:32 pm  
Anonymous Library said...

Hi, and thanks for this website, recently, i went in Brittany and there is a site with lot of birds in Sine. Do you know?

February 19, 2011 12:58 pm  

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