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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fly Flatts, its all starting to happen now.

                                   Distant Snipe in a dive
                                  2 Oystercatchers on the jetty
                                  Grey Wagtail
            Always nice to get Dunlin
                                    1 of 3 Redshank

            100 s of Swifts moving through >N
        At least 12 Common Sandpipers



                      Lapwing still protecting chick

Fly Flatts  0630-0945hrs.   Heavy rain easing to drizzle and then sunshine and showers N>5.

A wet , blustery Fly Flatts proved perfect conditions this morning to provide the goods.
The shoreline now showing was alive with waders counting at least 12 Common Sandpipers not including the east shore. Nice to find 3 Dunlin along with 3 Redshank whilst literally 100s of Swifts were moving through >N.
Most of the Canadas have gone with 1 family of 9 left and only 1 Curlew was present as well as 1 Lapwing.

3 Dunlin
3 Redshank
3 Snipe
12 + Common Sandpipers
2 Oystercatchers
1 Grey Wagtail
4 LBB gulls
2 Pied Wagtails + 1 juv
1 Curlew
11 Canadas
3 Mallard
+ usual Mipits etc
No Twite and no early Wheatear.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A good do Bri.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Hec, where were all the Canada's after 300 ish last week!

Brian Sumner . said...

May have been on the moor or top fields, bit early for them to leave just yet

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Some great shots there Bri