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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie F,S,A,

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 674
 Date Entered 13/01/2013
 Updated on 13/01/2013
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Fauna
 Record Type Fauna HER
 SWAAG Site Name 
 Site Type 
 Site Name 
 Site Description 
 Site Access Public Access Land
 Record Date 12/01/2013
 Location Muker Common. Providence Mine and Hushes.
 Civil Parish Muker
 Brit. National Grid SD 887 970
 Altitude 450m
 Geology Main Limestone
 Record Name Heron in flight over The Providence Mine at 450m on 12 January 2013
 Record Description This is a record of a heron in flight photographed high on Cliff Beck Side directly above The Providence Mine on a freezing day (on 12 January 2013). Golden Plover were also seen at this location on the same day. This must be a very early date for Golden Plover to return to the High Pennine Moorland- or perhaps they had decided remain and not to leave to the coast as is their usual behaviour.
 Geographical area 
 Scientific Name 
 Common / Notable Species 
 Tree and / or Stem Girth 
 Tree: Position / Form / Status 
 Tree Site ID 0
 Associated Site SWAAG ID 0
 Additional Notes A few Golden plover return to their breeding grounds during episodes of favourable weather throughout the winter months. Reference: British Trust for Ornithology.2002. 'The Migration Atlas: Movements of the Birds of Britain and Ireland'. Poyser.
 Image 1 ID 3941         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Heron in flight over The Providence Mine,12 January 2013. Muker Common.
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