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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Oxenhope Reservoir, ( Members Only )

                                         Little Ringed Plover




  Raven with mobbing Curlew

            Herring gull on the shore
                                        and in the air
                         Herring and LBB
                                  A busy far shoreline
   Ringed, Little Ringed, Dunlin and Redshank

                                                Curlew.

 1545-1700 hrs, W>4 Sunshine and showers.
Perfect wader conditions at Oxenhope with heavy showers moving over, just right for bringing down the birds.
Passage waders were constantly coming and going with at one point Dunlin, Ringed and Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher and Redshank all in one scope view.
Herring gulls were on the shoreline with LBBs although several had left from when MD had been there earlier.
A single Raven was being mobbed by a Curlew as it headed towards Fly Flatts.
The fall of Dunlin from last weekend had moved on with none spotted until just now when I found one on the photos.
A real entertaining hour.

1 Raven
6 Ringed Plover
3 Little Ringed Plover
1 Redshank
1 Oystercatcher
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Dunlin
2 Pied Wagtails
73 LBB gulls
5 Herring gulls
9 BH gulls
Swifts and Swallows piling through
Plenty Mipits and Linnets
+  Red Grouse, Pheasant, Linnet. Mipit etc.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great pics and some great birds after the drought of late.
A just reward for braving the awful weather.

Nice one.

John