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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fly Flatts


                                          A good sunrise


                                             Hazy grey skies
                     Distant record shots, Wigeon



                                           More gulls than usual on the water

Fly Flatts 0645-1000hrs Red Ball sunrise, thick fog in the eastern valley. SE>4

Luckily I was at the right side of the hill for a change with dense fog coming up out of the valleys to my east and even blanking DCB out just over the hill from me whilst Fly Flatts remained clear.
The expected mega move never happened even though conditions were good with a early push of Mipits followed by a reasonable movement of Swallows all low coming through the col past the Nab.
A small number of finches came out from the top of Paul Clough inviting a presence of raptors.
Three Wigeon on the water was good but sticking to the far bank out of camera range whilst another 2 flew over far to the west.
3 Kestrel...................>SW
1 Merlin....................>S
1 Peregrine...............>SW
2 Wigeon.................>S
3 Wigeon on water
368 Swallow...........>S
230 Meadow Pipit...>S
32 Common Gull.....>NW
25 LBB gull........... >NW
121 BHGs.............SE
89 Chaffinch.........>W
9 Siskin................>W
11 Greenfinch.......>W
BS

5 comments:

Tracy C said...

Gorgeous sunrise Brian. You were up and about early!

NigelK said...

That's a good session. Yr Wigeon came down to Ogden (Denise) and Ken and me went and nailed em. Do us a favour wll you? Send your next Merlin down to Soil Hill so I can claim one for this year!

Brian Sumner . said...

Time running out for Merlin now Nigel.
The early worm catches the bird Tracy.Best part of the day to me.

Tracy C said...

Me too really Brian. I was up at 7.30 which is early for a Sunday!

DJSutcliffe said...

A nice mix there Bri