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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Stod Fold Saves The Tears

This Little Owl at Stod Fold  was responsible for preventing an old birder from breaking down after an horrendous birdless trek from boring as hell Ogden Res across to Hunter Hill bottom. 

Also at Stod a Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 LBB & c14 BH gulls, several Jackdaw, pr Linnet. A flock of c16 Swallow had 3/4 House Martin in among.

The Ogden experience yet again proves my point of a week or so back; birding here is best done in the pm.
It's worth mentioning that well beyond Cold Edge I twice heard faint calls that sounded more like Whimbrel than Curlew. This won't be hitting the Birdtrack sheets however.

This Moth sp. which I can't get anywhere near identifying was plonked on top of a step near Mixenden Res.

PS Thanks to AC for providing the moth identity - Large Yellow Underwing.