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Sunday, February 19, 2012

A first taste at Fly Flatts

                                             Great Black Backed on the move

                                      Looked like an Albatross coming over

                   Rare to Fly Flatts, Mistle Thrush
                                                Lapwings back on the moor

                                      The Mixenden White Crow.

A great morning to be out though an icy cold NW>4-5 but warming slightly in the sunshine.
A real taste of change today with big gulls on the move and Lapwings back holding territory.
A rare visitor to the feeding station was a Mistle Thrush which I think is a site first for me other than migrating fly overs.
Several winter thrushes were heading back >N but these could only be seen by scanning far out to the west of the reservoir.

Mixed winter thrushes.......................c 500  >NE
GBB gull .........................................1 >N
Herring gull .....................................3 >W
LBB gull ........................................15 >NW
Lapwing ..........................................8
Red Grouse.....................................6
Mistle Thrush...................................1
Canada geese...................................5  back on the water
White Crow at Mixenden
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5 comments:

NigelK said...

I like the White Crow pics.

DJSutcliffe said...

A good do today Bri - have you put any seed out at Fly Flatts yet, if you have then I will try get up with some midweek from now on ready for the L B J's.

DJSutcliffe said...

By the way - especially like the Geeb photo's - great stuff.

Brian Sumner . said...

Spread some Nyjer down Sunday Dave, ever hopeful.

DJSutcliffe said...

I will start getting some Nyger down as well up there.