WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 HRS.

ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES, INPUT ETC WILL BE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO THE COMMENT BOX OR
E MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, ALTERNATIVELY
TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fly Flatts, Saturday p.m. visit

           1 male Wheatear out of 3m 2f.



                           These Raven nearly slipped past me


                                          North end ponds looking good
               Choppy water in the cold NNE>5
             Looking north along the banking
                                   A well topped up feeding station
                                       The overflow onto the moor.

An afternoon visit to Fly Flatts, 1500-1700 hrs proved reasonably quiet in the icy cold NNE >5 with some heavy snow showers but otherwise bright with good visibility.
Only 6 Canadas were present with the rest of the flock either on the moor or in fields at the Oxenhope end whilst wader numbers are starting to build though no shoreline as yet.
Three Ravens nearly got past me until one decided to start cronking and a Sparrowhawk fast and low over the moor was unusual for this site.
Wheatears are moving through with 3 male and 2 female on the banking but no sign of DJSs Twite but another hugging of seed down may tempt them in.

5 Wheatear
3 Raven
3 Redshank
2 Oystercatchers
9 Lapwing
2 Curlew
2 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
2 LBB gull
1 Buzzard, very distant to the north
+ usual sp.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Come on you Twite !!!
Nice shots Bri - those Wheatears are fantastic.

Brian Sumner . said...

Make the best of the males Dave, they,ll all be in autumn plumage next time we see them on the way back.