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Sunday, August 2, 2015

SEOs Steal the Show. Fly Flatts

                                          Barnie goose happy to stay
                                 Several juv Wheatears
                   Then along came the Short Eared Owl
                                               4 of em














                    These 2 shots mega distance with bridge camera

What I call perfect weather conditions this morning at Fly Flatts with heavy rain clearing by 0630 hrs
leaving 100% cloud cover with a slight S>3 and light drizzly rain.
Remarkably the shoreline, which is now disappearing fast , was void of waders other than 2 Lapwing. A single Tufted was on the water along with the usual sp. whilst 4 juv and 5 ad Wheatear were moving through.  Two Common Sandpipers were distant on the east shore .
On the Visible Migration side, Swifts were piling through along with a few Swallows >S whilst LBB gulls moved high and >W.
Most Meadow Pipits have moved from the moor with a few late breeders hanging on with a slight movement of this species >W.
Without a doubt Short Eared Owls took the biscuit this morning with 4 birds quartering the area and all seeming to catch prey. Hopefully they,ll move on in the next week before the sad men arrive on the 12th.

4 Short Eared Owl
1 Barnacle
54 Canadas + some on moor
4 Greylag
9 Meadow Pipit
2 Lapwing
4 Mallard inc 2 young.
2 Raven
4 Carrion Crow

VIS MIG
100 +  Swift....................>S
8 Swallows......................>S
43 LBB gulls..................>W
11 Meadow Pipit............>W
9 Wheatear......................on deck.
2 Skylark.........................>SW
2 Common Sandpiper....on deck
BS

3 comments:

Tracy said...

Fantastic pics of the owls Brian.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Mega shots of the SEO Bri, I'm jealous to death you spotted it coz all I've got up there
is blankety blank.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Tracy/Dave, just a matter of right place at right time.