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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Leeshaw/ Fly Flatts

                           Herons move in to Leeshaw  1 of 5


   A good breeding year for Greylag.
     Leeshaw, at least 6 Oystercatchers

          Fly Flatts  315 countable Canadas, still sev on the moor
         Family of noisy Crows over Fly Flatts.

                               Usual scene at Fly Flatts

Hen Harrier and Barn Owl appeared yesterday on
 my birthday but not tickable.

Thick fog this a.m. not clearing until 0845 hrs and then dropping down into the bottoms leaving the high ground bright and sunny.

Nothing excitable at either site but Leeshaw holding good numbers of Heron and Oystercatchers.
Fly Flatts had yet another wrecked car and whilst I was parked near the quarry 3 cars came racing each other at top speed, at one point 2 abreast, trying to force each other off the road.
Looking like I,ll be avoiding the narrow road from Leeshaw to Fly Flatts on a Sunday morning in future, wouldnt want to meet those coming the opposite way.
Its a shame that a nice place like Fly Flatts has to be declared a war zone.

Leeshaw res.
6 Oystercatchers
5 Heron
38 Greylag inc young
6 Lapwing, several bred and moved on.
2 drumming Snipe
Sev House Martins
3 Curlew
+ usual sp.

Fly Flatts
315 Canadas on water with sev still on moor
1 Snipe
Family of 5 Carrion Crow
9 Lapwing
1 Common Sandpiper
BS

2 comments:

Howard Creber said...

Happy Birthday Fog !!

Brian Sumner . said...

Cheers Compo, only seems 2 minutes since we were birding Winterburn reservoir over 50 years ago.