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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fly Flatts

                                      Juv Wheatear
             Alive with Wheatear, at least 31 counted
                                    Plenty shoreline SE corner
    Vis miggers nightmare, bright blue skies.
                                         More Wheatear

    Dog fight over the Nab, 3 Kestrel and 2 Raven
                     Other corvids joined in


                           Back to the Wheatears



Fly Flatts early a.m. Cold NW>4 with clear blue skies and sunshine, yuk !

A good start on the way there with a Swift over Mixenden res but otherwise movement was limited with just Swallows heading >W and a few Mipits.
The reservoir area was overrun with Wheatear mainly in the SE corner but some up on the north shore counting at least 31 including several juvs.
A battle was taking place over the Nab with 2 noisy Raven, 3 Kestrel and a few other corvids joining in.
Otherwise all was quiet with the north of the reservoir deserted probably due to yesterdays undesirables blasting.
Only 2 BH gulls on the water and and no sign of Canadas or Mallard. A few lucky Grouse could be heard over the moor and several Meadow Pipits were along the shoreline.
BS

5 comments:

Birdnut said...

Yr certainly raking them Wheatears in this year.

Howard Creber said...

See my comment for 22nd Fog.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks for that comp, long way to go yet but getting there

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice Wheatear shot.
Do you think the waders have passed us by?
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Looking that way John although theres still time for some of the juvs to drop in. The weather and winds have been far too good so they have just continued through.