Friday, 11 May 2018

Soil Hill

18:30 - 19:30

A busy, busy day today all I could manage was a short stroll around Soil Hill, late on.

I've been up there a lot this week, watch something great turn up when I don't visit the place!

A Dull evening and nearly too windy to bother with really, with a very strong SSW blow making things difficult - but this is when something pops up - however, not this evening.


A pr. Heron flew south, seen from Ned Hill Track.
The usual Whitethroat contingent were staying mum this evening, not bothering to compete with the sound of the gale.

As I arrived on Soil Hill from Ned Hill Track, a Weasel appeared then dis-appeared in a second.

A few Meadow Pipit and a couple of singing Skylark were on the tops.
The shay fields held a few Lapwing and Woodpigeon with the resident Moorhen seen on the lower (NK) pond.

In the air, 4 or so Swallow and a Kestrel was over, high up.

A Little Owl was in its usual spot.

A large Gull flew over the house as I returned home. probably a Herring Gull.

At least my cobwebs were blown away.

(12 or so Swifts were seen on Tuesday ,when we had a short visit to Grassington, but no local Swift seen as yet).