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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Fly Flatts. Views means few birds.

  Early doors at Fly Flatts  0715hrs
                   The mast is cockeyed not the photo
                                   Moon still out

                            Sun breaking through
                  Tons of shoreline but too late
                     for waders now.
                                  Gulls in the shallows
                           Looking NE to the Nab
                                   Unusual to have Nov Canadas here.

                                          The long walk back.
               Miles of moorland
                                                 Still waters

A cracking morning with a light SW>2 increasing >3 with good visibility and blue skies.
Looking now as if yesterdays Thrush rush was a last main move drawing a close to this years visible migration season with empty skies this morning and all Meadow Pipits cleared from the moor.
The reservoir held Common and BH gulls along with 17 Canada geese which is unusual this time of year. A single Greylag goose flew towards Cold Edge and odd to see Mallards piling in from the >E ending up with a record count for this site of 58 all lined up along the east shoreline.

58 Mallard
1 Greylag
17 Canadas
11 Common gull
18 Black Headed gull
3 LBB gull
2 Snipe
Several Red Grouse
18 Woodpigeons..........................>S
1Reed Bunting.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Good count on the Mallard there Bri. I guess you given up on the Nyger seed up there now. I put some down earlier this week but that's it for the winter. Will use up what I have at Swales.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Nice early doors shots by the way. Can't you sleep!!!

Brian Sumner . said...

Given up now Dave , Shaun advertized for helpers in B.O.G and I,ve asked on my blog and through grapevine but no joy. It needs seed down constant for it to work.

Like to get up early, its the early worm that catches the bird.