Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Soil Hill Mystery

            Had a wander up Soil Hill today where what I thought were Buzzards
            could of been something else, 1 was deffo a Common Buzzard but the
            other could of been a juv or something else, bumped into Graham Haigh
            but it was very quiet but a Weasel cheered us up, it was that close it could
            of been on my arm down at Taylor Lane, we were in search of the Cuckoo
            which I caught up with an hour or so later, I got a call from Dave Sutcliffe
            who was up at Roper Lane so popped up to see him as he'd scoped a Redstart
            again which I was glad about as it's a lifer for me, was quiet for a while and
            then a mad half hour as 4 Raven flew through, Sparrowhawk & Kestrel fight,
            flock of Siskin and Linnet, lots of Swallows and Kestrels in action.

            2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards ?, 8 Kestrel, 4 Raven, 1 Cuckoo,1 Redstart,
            2 flocks of Linnet, 2 flocks of Siskin.
            Need Brian Sumner and Dave Sutcliffe to help me out with ID of Buzzards
            and most other birds to be honest.










5 comments:

  1. Interesting stuff there Dave.
    Good photos.
    John

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  2. Yeah I enjoyed the day John until the strong cold wind came along and blew my wig off.

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  3. The pruce you have "to pay" for good birding Dave!!

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  4. A good report Dave, stonking Raven shots and a good find with the Lanner falcon. escapee or not, we,ll never know.
    PS, I dont mind being called Dave, I get called worse, see bottom of report.

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