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Monday, August 27, 2012

Fly Flatts

                                   Distant Snipe on the move


                          Several skeins of canadas

Fly Flatts  0700-1000hrs
A good morning condition wise after a rocky start with banks of heavy drizzle coming over the moor but by 0830 these had passed leaving a good grey sky and a SW>5.
Meadow Pipits were moving early along with 2 Tree Pipits but this dried up by 0800hrs.
The first moving Snipe were heading west at a distance and a Peregrine followed by a Sparrowhawk was a bonus. Two Curlew came over whilst Swallows were pouring through as the morning went on, these were also seen on my way home and over Queensbury.

21 LBB gulls..................................>N
28 Meadow Pipit...........................>W
2 Tree Pipit...................................>W
2 Curlew.......................................>W
1 Peregrine....................................>W
1 Sparrowhawk.............................>W
126 Canadas................................>NW
150+ Swallows............................>S
7 Snipe........................................>W

No Wheatear to be seen
Looking like Twite have given up on Fly Flatts

Thanks for letting me out of the top of New Park Rd Tracy, that was me with the sofa sticking out of the back doing shifting for the daughter at Shelf Moor. Bet you thought I was taking it to Green Lane for the birders.
Hope to get there at tea again weather permitting for another Buzzard?
BS

4 comments:

NigelK said...

As expected, some more decent birds for the w/e and you still got another session to fit in yet!

Tracy C said...

I didn't notice it was you Brian! Think I need glasses.

I was on my way back from St.Ives. Plenty of pond birds but nothing really around the viewing hut (I know this is technically cheating but have never been able to get good shots here so thought would try with the new camera!).

I hope you have the same luck this afternoon in Green Lane although I believe the weather is supposed to stay rainy (hence my early start).

DJSutcliffe said...

A nice selection there Bri and nice one with the Snipe shots.

Brian Sumner . said...

St Ives hide is usually good for Gt Spotted Wd pecker and Nuthatch Tracy, you must have gone on a bad day.

The Snipe were over to the NW but always good to see them moving.
Just off now to bag another Buzzard! think Ringby will be too windy with the strong SW so probably start odff on Green Lane.