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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Leeshaw/ Fly Flatts/Raggalds Flood

                High number of Collared Doves at Leeshaw
       Plenty Grey and Pied Wags but on Yellow or White

                 Leeshaw Little Owl
           Skies full of Hirundines
         Good gathering of Oystercatchers at Leeshaw


     3 Pr Stonechat, Fly Flatts feeding young



  Swifts piling >N over Fly Flatts

An atrocious morning at Leeshaw with a strong W>6 and lashing rain. Gulls were piling through, mainly LBBs with a few Black Headeds but no Terns. Swallows and House Martins were over the water in good numbers and Wagtails seemed to be everywhere with Greys and Pieds but no White or Yellow.
With no shoreline waders were down to Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher and Redshank.

Fly Flatts was blustery with heavy showers and very little around the water with 1 Common Sandpiper, a few Mallard and the usual Canadas but in low numbers this year.
Again Stonechats stole the show with 3 pair around the area all feeding young.
Swifts piled over >N.

Raggalds Flood is now like a boating lake but was void of birds this morning.

Leeshaw
1 Little Owl
1 Common Sandpiper
9 Oystercatchers
2 Redshank
1 Cuckoo
Several Greylag with young
Up to 7 Grey Wagtail
5 Pied Wagtail
1 Wheatear
+ usual Curlew , Lapwing , gulls etc

Fly Flatts
3 Wheatear
3pr Stonechat
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
+ usual sp.
BS

3 comments:

Nigel Kerwin said...

That's a full mornings harvest on such a blustery day.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Lovely Stonechat pics Bri.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Brll with the Stonechats Bri and great to see the Swifts again.