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Monday, May 7, 2012

Fly Flatts mega morn.


                                        Wheatear everywhere



                              Meadow Pipit enjoying the sun
                                     Lapwing on patrol
                               Going cuckoo
                                      Thought this was a Peregrine at first.
             Proves that wind turbines dont bother birds

Fly Flatts    0630- 0945 hours  Bright, slight SE>3  Clouding and wind increase  after 0900hrs.

One of those mornings when you can smell the birds as soon as you arrive. Wheatears were everywhere with one Greenland sp. on its own at the nw corner but typically very mobile and camera shy unlike the northerns.
Common Sandpiper numbers are growing and several Canadas now have young.
A vocal Tree Pipit moved over >NW along with a distant Raven  and whilst checking the fields by the wind farm car park for  DJSs Ring Ouzels the above Cuckoo flew around mobbed by Mipits and was firstly mistaken by me for a Pere. All in all a great morning.
9 nth Wheatear
1 Greenland Wheatear
1Tree Pipit............................>NW
1 Raven...............................>NW
6 Common Sandpiper
1 Redshank
6 Greylag geese
sev Canadas with young
1 Oystercatcher
1 Cuckoo
2 RL Partridge
1 Lapwing
1 Snipe drumming
+ usual sp.
dipped on JWs Whinchat and DJSs Ring Ouzels.
BS.

2 comments:

NigelK said...

Proof positive that despite the quiet days, you will get the goodies if you stick to it. Some juicy morsels there.

Danny said...

Great pictures of the Wheatear,I've
yet to see one this year, maybe I'll
have to brave it up at Fly Flatts.
Also well done seeing the Cuckoo and getting a snap as well.