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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Leeshaw Reservoir

                                         More Greylags than Canadas
                                            Cormorants moving >NW
                                   100s of Woodpigeons >NW

                                      Local Fieldfares

                             100+ Fieldfare
                                 Suddenly joined with around 200 Starling
                                    Swarms of em

                             15 Cormorant through and 5 bloggers
          Greylag waiting to be joined with Barnacles and Pinkies ?
                                            Juv Cormorants

A bright cold start to the morning at Leeshaw with icy roads and a freezing W>4. The sun tried to break through but clouds moved over from the west by mid morning with the wind increasing.

Nothing on the water other than Mallards, small gulls and Cormorants but the skies were alive with moving and resident birds.
Woodpigeons were piling over >NW along with 15 Cormorant whilst massive flocks of Fieldfare, Redwing and Starlings moved around the fields.
Geese are still in short supply and no sign of the long staying Curlew.

Meant to come back Fly Flatts way but the road up to Paul Clough was sheet ice and impassable.
Raggalds Flood froze over and deserted.

18 Greylag
3 Canada
4 Pied Wagtail
13 Mallard
300+ Starling
150+ Fieldfare
16 Redwing
400+ Woodpigeon.............................>NW
15 Cormorant...................................>NW
5 Cormorant blogging
+ usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

You probably missed nothing at Fly!!!

john creber said...

Hi Bri ! ,
In the field in front of our house at Mossy Bank Close,I counted between 15 and 20 Redwings ( 2.30pm ish). They were tucking into some old bread and Chistmas leftovers which I had chucked over this morning . I was only 20ft away from them and they didn't seem fazed by my presence at all ! Lovely looking birds .Turdus ****** ? X