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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Leeshaw/ Fly Flatts

          Plenty Oystercatchers at Leeshaw . Breeding proved

                     A good year for Pied Wagtails
                             Leeshaw Common Sandpiper
               Fly Flatts Red Legged Partridge
               Record of 17 Canadas on Raggalds Flood
                                     Curlews at Leeshaw

                                    Leeshaw Oyk.
  Mother and babies doing well,  Lapwing
             Leeshaw, Oystercatcher chicks
     These 2 took some finding in their camouflage gear

                                        Pied Wag.

A bright, dry morning with a WSW >5 blowing at Leeshaw on arrival at 0630hrs this morning.
Birds were plentiful mostly with young though nothing other than the norm.
Good to see a pair of Oystercatcher with 2 chicks along with several young Curlews and Lapwings, some of which have started to move away.
The water was poor with just Mallards and 1 Moorhen whilst several BH and LBB gulls headed >W.

Fly Flatts just held the usual Canadas and Mallards with several LBB gulls low over the moor looking for stray chicks. Two male Stonechats were active looking for food.

Leeshaw
6 Oystercatchers + 2 chicks
1 Redshank
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Little Owl
8 Pied Wagtail + sev juvs
2 Cuckoo
+ usual sp.

Fly Flatts
c 80 Canadas + sev juvs
2m Stonechat
+ usual sp

Raggalds Flood
record count of 17 Canadas
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Some smashing photo's Brian.
Nice to gave a bit of sunshine to bring out the colours.
John