Sunday, October 08, 2017

Swales Moor

In interesting afternoon along Ringby top in the sunshine !
Nice to meet John and Sue up there as well, shame you left when you did with a Peregrine, a Raven and a Stonechat not long after you left. !

At least 4 Great Black-backed Gulls including one that landed on a roof-top next to a Lesser Black- backed Gull showing the difference in leg colour and size, which is not always easy to appreciate. Several Herring Gulls also moved through > W
1 Kestrel
1 Common Buzzard
1 Sparrowhawk
2 Pied Wagtails
Not many small birds about other than a few 'mipits' and Goldfinches though, as usual, plenty of corvids.
 This adult Gt B B Gull towered over the L B B Gull and the Carrion Crows
Peregrine with a very full crop (looking directly into the light)


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Enjoyed the chat Dave.

Tasty birds turning up after I've left is nothing new to me.
Happened (just the once) at Queensbury Youth Club (1966).

(I don't get many Peregrine - or maybe I do, but don't know it!).


Brian Sumner . said...

Good to get a gull move, theres something about Ringby that attracts Herring and GBBs over

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

It'll be the smell of dead carcasses Bri, it stinks up there sometimes.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice shot of the Peregrine Dave, not easy to capture in flight