Friday, 29 January 2016

Pepper Hill

           Took a walk around Pepper Hill this afternoon in 60 mph
           gale force winds, first bird I seen was a Sparrowhawk being
           blown about and wishing like I had that he should've stayed
           at home, not one of my wisest moves going for a walk on the
           hills today as not much to be seen either, 20+ Crows,
           10+ Magpies, 8+ Wood Pigeon, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch in
           the Brambles and what looked like a Merlin being blown through
           Shibden valley but not a positive ID as it was going faster than
           Lewis Hamilton and the only thing in the sky was a Helicopter.
           Got talking to a nice fella who was the son-in-law of Howard
           Creber a well known birder and he also knew Brian Sumner
           another professional local birder.







                        Thought I'd put a few pics on of last March's treat at Soil Hill
                        the cracking little Snow Bunting.







3 comments:

  1. Always good to get Bullfinch. They seem to avoid me most days.
    Have a good weekend - hope you're not working it.
    John

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  2. Must have been Dylan Downes you were talking too.
    Think you,ve got me mixed up with someone else with the professional
    birder bit.

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  3. No you're deffo a pro at the game Bri, didn't get his name but nice lad tho, he lived in Queensbury.

    Yeah working Saturday John worst luck

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