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Saturday, August 15, 2015

New Autumn / Winter feeding area for Fly Flatts.

   The new Nyjer feeding area for Fly Flatts. Autumn/ Winter

   New entrance to the quarry not a problem for
                                           the birds.
                 A good spot in the past for Twite and
                                   Snow Bunting
 Just around the bend is the wide parking area

Starting tomorrow I will be putting Nyjer seed down at Fly Flatts on the top road around the new entrance to the quarry. There will be some disturbance with the quarry traffic but very limited and not seeming to be a problem to the birds.
Meadow Pipits seem to favour this area and the last Snow Bunting I got returned regular to the area after visiting the quarry whilst a few years ago Snow bunts were often seen along this stretch of road.
Hopefully Twite will drop down when moving over during the visible migration season.
This is an easier area to drop seed so hopefully more birders will contribute and seed can also be put down in bad conditions meaning it can be kept up to on a weekly basis.
You can even waz it out of the window without getting out of the car if you want, ideal for the less ambitious.
Anywhere in the photographed area will do as long as its on gravel, either on the roads sides or below the bankings by the entrance. Please note the quarry is private.
Its surely worth a dabble and if nothing comes of it nothings lost except a bit of Nyger.

Fly Flatts  1700-1830 hrs this evening.
Very quiet even though there were  no signs of there being an afternoon shoot and Grouse seem very limited in the area so hopefully it won,t happen.
A few Canadas left on the water along with 5 LBB gulls. No waders around the ponds but 9 Wheatears were on distant walls plus a fleeting glimpse of DJSs juv Whinchat.
Up to 4 Kestrels were in the air and 2 Swifts over >SW was a bonus.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Sounds a good spot for the seed drop Bri and it will hopefully avoid the Canada's and mallard scoffing it as well. I'll start twazzing next week.
Big lorries using the track at the moment taking stone to the new wind turbine areas and some blasting going on.

Brian Sumner . said...

Cheers Dave, should settle down shortly.
Several Mipits along the roadside this evening.

Vicki Johnson said...

Hello, more convenient place to drop seed as I wont even have to leave to car so I will definitely start throwing some out of the window when we drive up there