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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Raggalds Flood





A quick tea time check of the Raggalds Floods today after NKs report of several gulls present this a.m. proved poor with just 4 Commons, 2 Black Headed and 4pr Mallard. The wind was blasting across WNW>7 gusting 8 with showers in amongst the sunny spells. This site seems a dead cert for Wigeon with all the grazing area  so we live in hopes.
Lower down and out of the wind Shelf Moor turned up a few Fieldfare and Redwings last light with 2 Mistle Thrushes in the Hawthorn field. The Lapwing flock seem to have moved on temporarily.
Looking a bit sad for the mornings session with still strong winds and showers forecast.
BS