Saturday, December 29, 2018

Swales Moor

Ringby Lane mid afternoon. The top fields have really gone off the boil since everything was weed-killed and ploughed, then sown down entirely with perennial rye grass type mixture. Only the top uncultivated field still has rough ground - bad news, the scramblers were on there today !

The same thing has happened with the fields to the south side of Ploughcroft. Stone walls also gone - no Little Owls there now !

On the top
1 Pied Wagtail
300+ Common Gulls was a good count in the big field at the Ambler Thorn end along with just a few Black-headed Gulls.
Herring Gulls were on the move high and >W as were 2 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls (probably intermedius) with backs almost as dark as Gt B B Gulls.
1 Kestrel
1 Common Buzzard (distant)

Lee Mount - 2 Brambling still on and off during the day


Brian Sumner . said...

Bit grim up there today Dave.

Jeff Cox said...

Bad news about the stone walls going Dave.