Friday, December 13, 2013

Swales Moor

A walk on Ringby Lane earlier today - but the weather was foul with a strong blustery SW F3 to F5 on the top and drizzle !
A mass of Jackdaws (c180) in the top field, recently manured, along with c100 Carrion Crows and c 35 Common Gulls
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Dunnock
Most interesting of all was the Linnet flock of around 32 birds. I followed them up and down the lane, as I suspected a solitary Twite was with them, but could not be certain in the poor conditions with rain on the bins and spec's. They would not stay put for long as they were really flighty in the conditions. Need to try again next week for 'the Twite' when the conditions are better - maybe!!

Wonderful conditions on the top today !!
Looking north towards Soil Hill on the left
 Looking south towards Beacon Hill and Southowram

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice try Dave, the culprits on the top field you show are 2 nuggets in Land Rovers that fly round the field a few times before leaving.