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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oxenhope, pm visit

                                  Plenty juv Lapwings



                   Nice bit of shoreline showing
                                    Black Headed gulls coming in

        Distant Curlew, one of the last.
                       100+ Lapwing in the southern fields
               Gulls starting to build up on the southern shore.
Oxenhope  1600-1700hrs
A night of thunderstorms followed by a day of  thick fog and continuous rain until late afternoon with 1 hour of sunshine before the next storm rolled over leaving a dry but misty evening.
A visit to Oxenhope failed to supply the goods with nothing special in wildfowl or waders.
One late Curlew flew over onto the moor and 100+ Lapwings were in the fields along with several juvs on the shoreline.
Pre roost gull numbers are still on the up but a scope through dashed my hopes of Med or Yellow Legged.

300+Lesser Black Backed
4 Herring gull
3 Common gull
c160 BH gull
24 Canadas
8 Greylag
4 Mallards
The eye striped Mallard on the lagoons had 3 very young chicks
1 Curlew
1 Kestrel
1 Common Sandpiper
Sev Swifts >SW
Usual Mipits etc.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Glad you got out today for a few bits and pieces Bri. Nice pictures too. Been 'darn sarth' today long trip down the A1 and back with Red Kites and buzzards on the way. V hot and sunny down in Huntingdon then it's like a Turkish Bath in Lee Mount tonight !!!