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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Back on gull watch. Oxenhope. Members only.

                                       Peaceful shoreline
                                  A gull watches dream



                                  Gulls along the south wall and banking
    Hows this for deceiving. At great distance across the water
I scoped this Yellow Legged Herring gull ?
 Wrong, the pink legs can just be made out and the
 yellow legs belong to the LBB gull behind, near miss.
          Again just a single Black Headed
                                                    LBBs

Oxenhope reservoir  1600-1730 hrs. cloudy with some sunny breaks. NW>3 Visibility Yeadon.

Pleasing today to see the western shore islands above water with a collection of Lapwings on them amongst the gulls.
Again plenty gulls to check out and a heart stopping moment on a suspected Yellow Legged but not this time.The Curlew roost is building up nicely with  11 on the shore as I arrived moving off onto the moor being joined by others.
Although it is only early yet things are slowly starting to move,roll on July.

c 400 LBB gulls
7 Herring gulls
1 Black Headed gull
11+ Curlew
2 Oystercatchers
10 Lapwing
1pr Pied Wagtail + 1 young
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Distant Raven heading towards Fly Flatts
Plenty Swallow, Swifts, Linnets and Mipits
BS

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