Saturday, August 30, 2014

Swales Moor / Lee Mount / Ringstone

Short spells out today.

Swales Moor for an hour late morning
Very little happening though 3 Kestrels hunting the ridge at the same time was interesting - seems like its been a really good breeding year for them locally, which is very good news.
A few Swallows and a couple of House Martins on the top but the Linnet flock was out of site probably due to the strong westerly wind.

Lee Mount
1 Swift (could be the last one ?) and a few Swallows >SE this afternoon
Jays becoming noisy feeding in the nearby Oaks

Ringstone Res'r
c300 B H Gulls and a few Common Gulls feeding in the freshly manured fields just west of the res'r though after bathing they all moved off >E around 17:00 as did c160 Lapwings
Also feeding in the manured fields, a lot of alba wagtails, (and checked for flavas) difficult to count at a distance through the scope but 50+ there, a few Starlings and plenty corvids
1 Kestrel
1 Peregrine over high >NE

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Very little movement first thing but a misty wet start.
The Linnet flock seem to like to get well down in the quarry on the far side weed covered banking.
2 more days to your Sept Swift Dave