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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking back at Fly Flatts 2011

                                               
                                            Oystercatchers
                                                         
                                          Sanderling and Ringed Plover
                                     Some of the 19 Ringed Plover

Looking back at 2011 it will always be remembered as the year the water dropped and the waders moved in to Fly Flatts. From April to September the shoreline was producing waders like never before.
Waders seen there were :-
Redshank
Golden Plover
Curlew
Common Sandpiper x 11
Redshank
Snipe
Oystercatcher
Sanderling
Turnstone
Grey Plover x 2
Bar Tailed Godwit x 2
Ringed Plover x 19
Little Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Also the water held :-
Teal
Goldeneye
Shoveler x 2
Wigeon
Plus the usual sightings of  :-
Wheatear
Greenland Wheatear
Twite
Whinchat
Stonechat
plus a Yellow Legged Herring Gull.
Lets hope 2012 produces another summer at Fly Flatts like this one.

A couple of other things of note to me in 2011 were
White Stork low over Halifax 17/4
Raptor move day at Soil Hill with 1 Osprey and a possible Marsh Harrier though the latter I cannot claim
as not enough i.d. on it.   24/4.

Wishing you all a year full of megas in 2012....... HAPPY NEW YEAR.
p.s. Hope 2011 takes this wind ,drizzle and fog with it or my new year list tomorrow will have nothing but garden House Sparrows on it.
BS

2 comments:

Dean said...

Happy New Year to you, Brian. Fingers crossed it brings us some decent birds.

NigelK said...

Lets hope 2012 gives you some of the birds you missed out on in 2011 Happy New Year