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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fly Flatts and vis mig

                                                1 of 3 Wheatear left
                                            Kestrel after the Mipits

                   Just 2 adults and 1 juv left

                          A well hidden Kestrel

                       Kestrels enjoying the fall of Mipits

           New sign ,now at the north end also

            Shoreline receding but no waders
                                                        Kes

The first serious signs of Meadow Pipit movement this a.m. over Foxhill with 148 >SW between 0545 and 0700 hrs along with Skylarks and Swallows.
By 0700hrs the sun had raised its ugly head bringing blue skies and a stop to the movement.

Fly Flatts was bright and sunny with a moderate NW>5 with Kestrels, Meadow Pipits and Wheatears dominating the scene.
A few Swallows headed >SW with no signs of any type of waterfowl or waders present.
Only 2ad and 1 juv Wheatear remained whilst the whole area was awash with blogging Meadow Pipits which in turn brought out the Kestrels with 6 present.
The Kestrels were mainly harassed  with the Mipits but I witnessed two Mipits being taken out with the Kestrels.
A hugging of Nyjer seed meant for Twite was soon set upon with the Mipits.

Foxhill Vis Mig

148 Meadow Pipit......................... >SW
5 Skylark................................... >W
23 Swallow..............................>SW
BS


3 comments:

Birdnut said...

Good old Yorkshire Water, I've really come to love 'em

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Some loverly shots there Bri. Especially my Stonechat oh! er. Wheatear.
Shame about the new Water board sign though.
John.

Brian Sumner . said...

You can still have full access to all the reservoir if you have plenty money, a gun and no conscience.