Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mixenden Res'r and Hunter Hill

An unprecedented morning with awful conditions E F5 to F6 gusting, with snow showers mixed with some sunshine!
1 Common Buzzard >NE over Ogden golf course at 11.15
Above briefly mobbed by a Sparrowhawk
1 female Merlin came along the full length of the res'r embankment at 11.30 putting up all the gulls and chasing after 2 passerines, but missed. It then flew around a bit to gain height then chased off low again across the fields towards Shaking House Farm where I lost it somewhere heading towards Pavement Lane
1 Goosander >S from the res'r
6 Goldeneye (2 drakes)
130+ B H Gulls
30+ Common Gulls
1 L B B Gull
2 Siskin over
1 Lapwing >NE
60+ Jackdaws
2 Stock Doves
2 Canada Geese


Brian Sumner . said...

A rewarding trip out for your efforts in the conditions Dave. The Buzzard never materialized over Queensbury but thanks for the call.

AndyC said...

Nice to know Merlins are on there way back to the moors................