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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fly Flatts/Leeshaw Reservoir

0645-1015hrs  
What started off to look like a cracking morning at Fly Flatts quickly deteriorated as the wind increased to WNW >6 gusting 7 and the mist rolled in from the west fogging the area out by 0715hrs.
To add to the problems the farmer was working by the Twite feeding station and a couple with 2 off lead dogs managed to flush everything in sight.
In a bid to rescue the morning I moved on to Leeshaw reservoir where things were much livelier but as expected  yesterdays Shelducks had moved on. See Dannys birds.
The icing on the cake was when I got home I found Id knocked the dial on the camera so all the photos were bright and out of focus!.

Fly Flatts.
11 Curlew
6 Red Grouse
28 Canadas
3 Twite, briefly
1 Snipe.

Leeshaw.
18 Canadas
11 Greylag
14 Curlew
2 Oystercatchers
1 Cormorant
26 BH Gulls
4 Common Gulls
1 Herring gull
9 Lapwing
5 Mallard
3 Meadow Pipits
BS.

3 comments:

Dean said...

"The icing on the cake was when I got home I found Id knocked the dial on the camera so all the photos were bright and out of focus!."

Ouch!!!

Glorious down here in the South of the county, Brian.

Brian Sumner . said...

Dean, It is here now that Ive got home. Will try get another dabble at it later this afternoon.

DJSutcliffe said...

Not a good start. What was the farmer up to by the Twite spot I wonder or just counting sheep!