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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Raggalds Flood and gulls returning

                    Still plenty water in the flood

                                       Testing the depth

Another day of thick fog and heavy drizzle until mid afternoon when it eventually cleared leaving a grey but dry and clear evening still with a cold ENE >4 hence the old Yorkshire saying, " Ne,re cast a clout till May is out ".
A check of the flood found it still holding water but very  little else with 3 Pied Wagtail all hovering above the grass and water catching flies whilst several Swallows were feeding by skimming the surface of the water.
At least 10 Swift went over >N and 8 rabbits were around the water.

A 15 minute watch on Roper Lane was interesting with several gulls moving >N through the Causeway Foot col comprising of mainly Black Headed with a smaller number of Lesser Black Backed.
The birds were mainly adults with just a couple of juvs.
Again plenty Swifts were heading >N , some very high.
Almost weekend and a new month so lets see what June turns up.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Interesting you are getting a few B H Gulls back - watch out for Med Gulls !!