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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fly Flatts

            A welcome guest, drake Common Scoter



              Plenty Snipe moving through >E
       Canadas high and >E
                 Cormorant high and >E
        Unusual visitor, f Tufted

A decent morning both weather wise and bird wise with a cool E>4, low cloud with slight mist and drizzle.
Birds were moving well until 0800 when the skies started to brighten slightly.
A drake Common Scoter was on the water though as usual remained way out in the centre along with a female Tufted duck.
DJSs Whinchat was briefly on the wall by the farm and a real surprise in the same area was a Green Woodpecker on a fence post which unfortunately was too quick for me with the camera as it saw me as soon as I saw it, so it quickly headed >E low over the moor between the turbines.

Vis Mig
16 Snipe.........................>E
1 Cormorant..................>E
7 Canada geese .............>E
380 Meadow Pipits.......>S
32 Swallow...................>SW
2 Wheatear.....................Blogging
1 Whinchat....................Blogging
1 Green Woodpecker ...Blogging then >E

Present
1f Tufted
1m Common Scoter
11 Canada geese
sev  Red Grouse
1 Kestrel
All last weeks Meadow Pipits now gone.
BS

3 comments:

Birdnut said...

A rewarding session after choosing an appropriate location to watch.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Not a bad morning out Bri and some nice shots.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice scoter shot and a tad closer than yesterday's!
John.