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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fly Flatts


                              More shoreline than Morecambe Bay


                                   Distant Lapwings >SE

An amazingly quiet morning for the end of September in perfect weather conditions and ample shoreline but the whole area was dead.
Mipits were moving >S in small numbers, c 300, along with 5 Alba Wagtails >W and one group of 10 Lapwings high and >SE.
11 Lapwings were on the shoreline along with 9 BH Gulls but the water was void of any wildfowl.
The moor at the south end of the reservoir was alive with Red Grouse driven there by yesterdays sad gun men and a few blogging Mipits were present.

The Oxenhope lads were finding it quiet also with Mipits and Alba Wags although the shoreline there was heaving with birds including a record number of Lapwings. Just shows how the shorebirds prefer a sand and mud shoreline as opposed to the peat at Fly Flatts.
BS

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