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Monday, December 2, 2013

Fly Flatts views from yesterdays morning visit.

                                    Early morning, Fly Flatts
                                 Northern end and ponds
                                 Sun up over the wind farm
                    Calm water with the Nab in the background
                                  Across the valley to Stoodley Pike
                     The now deserted Twite feeding station
                                     From the SE
                                     The NE bays.

Just a few views from my Sunday morning trip to Fly Flatts filling in for a quiet day up here in Queensbury with very little about other than a good early morning gull movement with several LBBs >NW.
DJS, Calderbirds, hit the jackpot for Queensbury today with a brief sighting of a Lapland Bunting up on Ringby Top which then flew towards the village, hopefully stopping off on Soil Hill.
Well spotted to Dave, an excellent find.
BS

5 comments:

AndyC said...

Beautiful photos Bri....

Brian Sumner . said...

Not often you see Fly Flatts like that Andy, its usually fog, wind or rain or all 3.

Meg Ghyll said...

Lovely shots Brian. I go past those windmills quite often on the bike in the hope of the Short Eared Owls being on show but not had any luck this year. In the past I'd had a couple of cracking runins with them ~(not literally!)~ including one that was perched on a fencepost next to the road. Do you know if they're breeding up there?

Brian Sumner . said...

SEOs used to breed up there a few years back Meg but as you say they are now rare to the area. Up to 4 pairs were seen regular but have moved on since the heavy shooting program started.
Its about 3 years since I,ve had one up there.

Meg Ghyll said...

How sad, I shall still keep looking, just in case. It's perfect territory too. I've seen another near the Dog and Gun at Leeming, it flew alongside me on the bike in the field adjacent to the road, after having flown straight across the road in front of me. Unforgettable.