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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Return to Fly Flatts Sunday Morn.

                    Plenty juv Swallows about

                                         Lapwing out on the spit, southern end
                                      Wheatears moving through
                                                   Juvs among them

           Barnacle Goose sticking with the Canadea

          Unusual visitor, Tufted Duck
                   Thought I,d got a Scoter but the above Tufted
                                 More juv Wheatear

                 Swifts piling through >S


Fly Flatts, 0615-1000 hrs
At last, a fine clear Sunday morning with a cool SE>5 blowing.
Much livelier than yesterday evening with several Lapwings scattered around the shoreline and a flock of 80+ coming in from the east and landing in the long grass on the east bank.
Most activity was at the southern end with 6 Common Sandpipers making use of the adequate shoreline and 7 Wheatear including 3 juvs.
A single Tufted was on the nw banking then kept popping up on the water making me think it was a Scoter.
A second wave of Swifts were heading >S with around 200 passing low over the water.
Put down the last lot of Nyjer today and had to admit defeat with no Twite for a second year running around the Fly Flatts area. A big thank you to Dave Sutcliffe for sharing the task of feeding throughout the season with me.

200+ Swift
6  Common Sandpiper
7 Wheareat inc 3 juvs
1 Tufted
1 Barnacle
3 BH gull
Sev Lapwings + a flock of c80
+ usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Swifts look great when you get them close up. Nice few Wheatears on there way again. This rain might hold them for a while. Juv Black Red time as well ! On the lookout...

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I remember when you was struggling to find a Wheatear Bri now you've spotted loads, well done. That Tufted Duck looks all black, is that unusual ? or a regular thing.