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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fly Flatts, too far west.

                                     As good as it got, 2 Canada Geese
                                             Hardy sheep on the moor
                                   Fog rolling in over Dean Head
Wipe out.

Bright skies over Queensbury and to the east early morning but as I approached Fly Flatts the weather worsened finding it to be just on the edge of the western weather front with low cloud and drizzle then mist rolling in off the moor.
The whole area was again void of birds other than 2 Red Grouse and mid morning 2 Canadas landed on the water briefly before moving off south down the valley. 
As I was walking back from the waters edge I firstly stopped thinking Id heard geese in the distance and secondly the noise of a Snipe drumming briefly but by this time the mist was down and the westerly wind was blowing hard drowning out the chance of listening.
NK rang me about 40 minutes later confirming that Pinkies were on the move but no tick for me today.
All the hazards of being an upland birder.
No birds at all at The Delvers
BS

2 comments:

Dean said...

"All the hazards of being an upland birder."

And there was me thinking the same about being a lowlands patch birder ;-)

It`s definitely been a slow start so far, Brian.

NigelK said...

Mebbe you'll get somethin 'pon t'hill if you get up this aft. You've beaten me to Canada Goose at least.