Monday, March 05, 2018

Swales Moor (Ringby Lane)

Certainly a 'welly' job this afternoon up there - what a mess, with piled up snow and the track into a stream of muddy water and slush.
The top field opposite the metal fence produced the best birds with 5 Skylark, 15 Meadow Pipits and
1 Pied Wagtail in there.
1 Sparrowhawk showed 3 times putting the birds up but nothing unusual among them.
1 adult lesser Black-backed Gull was loafing around as well as c35 Common Gulls and a few corvids - mainly Jackdaws (60+) but strangely hardly any Carrion Crows (most unusual) !
6 Herring Gulls went straight over >W
19 Redwings passed over high >E
1 Fox


Brian Sumner . said...

A real mud bath up there at the moment Dave but at least it keeps it more undisturbed apart from the bikers.

David Sutcliffe said...

Yes, the are making a mess in the rough in that top field. Thankfully the best field recently has been the next one on where the former muck heap was !

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Wine gum and hot water still awaits Dave.
At least it was a bit milder and less WINDY today.