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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Raggalds Flood

                              There it was gone, bone dry

                         2 Canadas waiting for the water to return

A day of grey skies and heavy showers but this did nothing for the lack of water on the Raggalds Flood when I checked this evening.
The whole area is dried over but still the soft surface is inviting the birds.
A Grey Wagtail gave me a shock thinking for a moment I,d got a Yellow but no such luck this time.
3 Pied Wagtails were present along with 2 Canada geese, 3 Woodpigeons and a single female Wheatear.
2 Swallows were gliding through the mist but no return of the pair of Lapwings that attempted breeding last year and looked like they were settled here again a few weeks back.
An unconfirmed report today by a local of a Peregrine on the mill chimney this morning but this is more likely to be one of the local Kestrels.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The weather , forecast for the next few days, should put some water in there.
Regards
John.
p.s. just back from seeing relations in Reading.Red Kites there scavenging in gardens - beautiful bird but so so out of place there.

Brian Sumner . said...

Wish one would scavenge in my garden.

Nigel Kerwin said...

John took the words out of my mouth re the rain. I'll look out for the raptor, I'm surprised the building work going on hasn't scared it off.