Thursday, January 09, 2020

Mixenden Reservoir and Soil Hill

4 Goldeneye (1 adult drake)
2 Goosander
1 Cormorant
1 Canada Goose
2 adult L B-b Gulls
1 Herring Gull among around 100 Black-headed and Common Gulls

Soil Hill
Heck it was cold up there !
1 Common Snipe flushed on the summit
1 Meadow Pipit
1 Jay in the spruce plantation on the south slope near the road along with 6+ Fieldfare

Also a rarity for me at home this morning!! - a Kestrel - so scarce at this location nowadays.


Brian Sumner . said...

Wish we could have our old Soil Hill back Dave.

David Sutcliffe said...

It's certainly gone off in recent years as has Ringby Lane top. Both sites were good wintering Skylark spots just a few years ago but that doesn't seem to be the case nowadays.