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Sunday, February 28, 2016

If it was,nt for bad luck I,d have no luck at all.

                      Lapwings in the Bonnet field  , 94
                      Snowy drive to Fly Flatts

                 Fall of Goldfinch at Fly Flatts

                                         The Nab
                          Fly over of Curlews at Ogden


An icy ,snowy drive to Fly Flatts this morning only to find it very disappointing with no sign of returning Curlew or Oystercatcher.
Several Canadas building up now with some already on the moor.
Interesting to find several Goldfinch along the waters edge which was a bit unusual but otherwise poor.
Whilst at the far NW corner I got a call from NK reporting 10 Whoopers at Ogden from SED. What to do, do I stick it out at Fly and see what appears or head for Ogden. The pull of Whoopers was too great so a long hike back to the car and Ogden bound.
Whilst dashing down towards the promenade at Ogden a couple with a dog were walking up and seeing the camera around my neck said " you,d have got a good shot 5 minutes since of Swans flying off the water and over the promenade".  Oh well, thats birding. A check on the water found just a few BHGs and 6 Canadas along with the usual Mallards but a bonus arrived in the form of 7 Curlews over silent, high and >E.
With the Whoopers heading >S towards Mixenden I thought it worth a try but on arrival not to be, they would probably have veered round and headed off >N.
BS.

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Ah but no fog!!
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats true, a cracking morning for once

David Sutcliffe said...

Bad luck on the Whoopers. We should get some more pretty soon.

Brian Sumner . said...

Not as many as last year I bet.