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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fly Flatts

               Good flocks of linnets grouping
                                           1 of 3 Curlews
                                           Distant Peregrine
                                        Good numbers of Wheatear
          Distant large raptor seen going down the valley
which through wet steamed bins could just make out
the white on the tail making me think Hen Harrier
                                   Wrong, its a Buzzard
  Flying very low over the moor >S



                          Kestrel on Wheatear watch
                         Another Curlew
                                                2 Noisy Ravens

         Kes at the Twite feeding station
          Bonus bird at the new feeding area
   Putting down Nyjer and copped for this SEO

    When I said you can waz Nyjer seed on the side of the
 road without getting out of the car I did,nt mean
                                    like this.
               First bends a bad one.

Fly Flatts  0630-0930 hrs.
Excellent conditions, early drizzle then 75% cloud cover with a light WSW>2.

Alive from the word go with 3 Curlews around the area calling whilst 3 Kestrels and a Peregrine were in the skies.
Up to 18 Wheatear were along the shoreline and across on the rocks along with several Meadow Pipits.
2 noisy Raven flew over towards the Nab whilst 7 Canadas, 1 Barnacle and a single m Tufted were on the water.
Just before 0800 hrs a large slow raptor was ground hopping out over the moor >S  and through wet and steamed up bins I could make out white on the tail leading me to believe I had a ringtail Hen Harrier but thanks to modern photography it turned out to be a Buzzard moving through.
On the way back I drove on to the new feeding area to get the first batch of Nyjer down and came across a Short Eared Owl which disappeared over the quarry, a good end to a pleasing morning.
Shame about the brand new 2015 plate car down the gutter. I checked that no one was in it as I arrived and it had no sign of theft but as I left a young couple were with it probably wondering what they could tell Dad about his car.

Fly Flatts
c 18 Wheatear
3 Kestrel
1 Peregrine
1 Buzzard
1 SEO
1 Tufted
2 Raven
3 Curlew
1 Barnacle goose
5 Canadas

Vis Mig
1 Buzzard...................................>S
17 Mipit....................................>SW
32 Swallows...............................>S
3 Curlew...................................Blogging
c100 Linnets................................Blogging...Cold Edge Road.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Great shots of the SEO ya lucky devil, shame about the new car.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

A good morning there Bri. Great shots too. Seed bagged up and ready for this week. !

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Dave B, it must have a taste for Nyjer.

Dont feel committed to putting seed Dave S but its much appreciated.