Sunday, January 08, 2017

Swales Moor

I went to check on the top mid afternoon inspired by a message from BS about a Snow Bunting briefly this afternoon on Soil Hill. See West Yorkshire Birding for Brian's report. Well done BS - persistence eventually paid off  !

Ringby Lane. Light not good and very overcast but plenty of birds about to keep the interest going.
2 Ravens >N then turned >W
5 adult Great Black-backed Gulls - >NW
1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull >S
25+ Herring gulls >NW
110+ Common Gulls -  all loafing along the ridge
Golden Plover 1 >W
Sparrowhawk 1 >S

Other birds on then top - 18 Starling, 2 Stock Doves, 6 Mistle Thrush, c30 Redwings + the usual corvids

A few record shots only of this afternoons birds in poor light
 Great Black-backed Gulls
 Golden Plover
Common Gulls (part of the flock)

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Turned out well on Ringby after all Dave.