Birdbrain Stuff

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Soil Hill to Queensbury

SH 0930 hrs. Having passed the birdless Raggalds Flood I decided to go up the hellish hill in reverse order i.e from the bottom of the industrialised N slope. Over a third of the boggy bottom has now disappeared and by autumn I would expect another third to disappear at least.
I feel the Ring Ouzel pair have now moved on as I didn't get anything of that ilk; even Blackbird wasn't seen.
1 each Grey Heron & Curlew. Pr Grey Partridge, pr Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 1 each Moorhen & Mallard. Couple Goldfinch, few Linnet, Meadow Pipits & Skylark.

Feeling I ought to extend my search for Wheatear, I came home via Roper Lane, then Old Guy Rd. It was a reasonable walk back, that's all I have to report.