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Monday, 7 May 2007


Sunday started off cool and overcast and we are going to the College Valley not much chance of raptors in this weather ,but as we came down into the open area of the valley it started to brighten and the sun came out, with Blackcaps singing nearby also Willow Warbler and Chiffs as we went along the road two Buzzards came over a hill and circled ,we where heading up Red Cribbs to the shelter and back, Dipper buzzed along the stream with Grey Wagtail on the fence plenty of Meadow Pipits and one possible Tree Pipit but it was to far to be sure I thought we might get it on the way back as it seemed to be holding territory but no, There was also no sign of Ring Ouzel which I felt sure would have been singing along here near Mounthooly we did have a deer in the open & two Song Thrush feeding young nearby although the wind down the valley was both strong and cold, a Raven came along as we had lunch near the hall.
Called in at the gravel pits near Powburn on the way home and also a look at the carpet of Bluebells along the old railway track, the usual on the pits and a pair of LRP
On the left one and a couple of Red legs along the road

Singing Wheatear

What time does this place open ?

Moulting Raven

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