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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Leeshaw/ Fly Flatts

                                 Leeshaw Little Owl

                Leeshaw 2nd Little Owl
                                          Meadow Pipits feeding

 Surprising how quick Lapwings grow
This bird was a bundle of fur a couple of weeks back
                                    Whimbrel >NW fast and calling
                                        Another Fly Flatts victim
                                    Herring gulls >W over Fly Flatts
                               Fly Flatts 1 of 2 Red Legged Partridge

Dense fog early morn at Fly Flatts so down to Leeshaw where the mist and drizzle were just clearing.
Very lively around the new mown fields which seem to have been cut early with plenty Lapwing chicks about and possibly still nests but I suppose the farmers know more about the job than me.
3 Oystercatchers were mobile and a Common Sandpiper was on the cobbled but no shoreline showing.
Walking up the track a distinctive 7 whistle Whimbrel call hit me and after a bit of spinning round looking it came high overhead fast and >NW .

A return to Fly Flatts found 1 Dunlin and at least 4 Common Sandpipers on the north shore whilst 14 noisy Herring gulls went over >W.
2 Red Legged Partridge were my first this year.

Leeshaw
1 Whimbrel........................>NW
4 Curlew
3 Oystercatchers
2 Little Owl
1 Common Sandpiper
Plenty House Martins
+ usual sp.

Fly Flatts
1 Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
14 Herring gull................................>W
2 Red Legged Partridge
1 Oystercatcher.
BS

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