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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Out and About


                Lesser Black Backed moving through
                                     Plenty Mistle Thrush around
                                   Oystercatchers everywhere

                                       Lower Laithe Reservoir


A poor morning spoilt with the howling W>6-7, typical for the weekend after a real spring like week working. Some early morning mist soon cleared letting the sun through but remaining icy cold.

Leeshaw was poor due to the winds so dropped down to Lower Laithe and walked along the valley footpath towards Howarth which is beautiful countryside with crippling views.
Unfortunately there is no access to the water so it,s a scoping job from the roadside.

Shay below Soil Hill
Several Lapwings mobbing a Snipe

Denholme Clough
1f Merlin

Leeshaw Res
2 Little Owl
1 Cormorant
100+ Canadas
23 Greylag
11 Curlew
9 Oystercatchers
+ usual sp,  no sign of Redshanks

Lower Laithe
1 Shelduck
2m Goldeneye
2 Oystercatchers
sev LBB gulls moving through
+ usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

Danny said...

Glad you caught up with the Shelduck & a couple of Goldeneye as a bonus,you take care Brian.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Nice one with the Merlin Bri, always special. Quite a few L B B's this week over high. Better replace the fish paste for this week!