Thursday, December 01, 2016

Swales Moor

An hour or so along Ringby Lane this afternoon. Fairly quiet apart from c40 Common Gulls "loafing"  along the ridge and a similar number of Carrion Crows with a few Jackdaws.
Just about to head home when a Sparrowhawk went over and flushed a flock of c22 Linnets from a weedy area at the north end of the site. I would have missed them otherwise.
c25 Starlings and 3 Stock Doves
1 male Reed Bunting on the way down
Reed Bunting

Oh and I also had a scan across to Soil Hill and saw a lone 'birder' wandering the summit - BS no doubt.!


Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Glad to hear that the Linnets are still knocking about up there and the Reed Bunting is a new one up there, for me anyway.

Brian Sumner . said...

Good to see you across the valley Dave. Was thinking of sending smoke signals.