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Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Local Walk

Poked my head out of the back door at about 0620 hrs to see if the visiting Jay that first appeared some 10 days ago was in either of our gardens with no luck. Things were very quiet until I got to the junction of New Park Rd with Albert Rd where the Whitethroat I spotted last Sun was still displaying and singing.
Then a real rarity for Queensbury occurred at Mountain; of all birds a Nuthatch was calling loudly from the only tree situated behind the former Mountain Eagle pub. A single Lapwing, pr Pied Wagtail and Linnet were also in this area.

SH 0730 hrs nothing from the Sedge Warbler today and the Lapwings appeared to have legged it too.
LEO, 2 Snipe - the chipping bird in the bog and one flushed from the top. 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Whitethroat, distant Curlew. c20 Linnet, few Goldfinch, c9 Skylark, Meadow Pipits, pr Blackbird, Robin, couple Dunnock, 5 Swallow.