Monday, 7 November 2011

RING OUZELS in the gloom

No sign of the Snow Bunting this morning but it could still be there. Conditions on top are really awful with low drizzly cloud, visibility down to 10 metres at times, along with a raging North-Easterly. On top of all that there were about 100 sheep around the trig which probably wouldn't help.

There were 2 RING OUZELS grounded in the conditions, 1 in bushes on the South-East slope ( not seen ), only chacking. The other I accidentally flushed near the trig, it then went to bushes near to the top of the South-West slope up to the trig, but then flew down the west side towards the road.

Little else of note other than a single Brambling arriving before dawn, mainly because I couldn't see anything up there !

Mike Wallen

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