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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Mixenden/ Oxenhope.

                      Shore just beginning to show opp hide
                              Decent amount  SW corner
         Plenty Herring gulls, taken right across the water

                                                  LBB
                                          Herring

                                            LBB with gammy leg


                                 Gulls heading for Eccup roost

Late afternoon and a quick check on Mixenden res which unfortunately was nugget bound which I expected in this weather. A pair of Tufted were present as well as a f Goosander but keeping well out in the middle.

Oxenhope, members only. was much as yesterday with the water level still dropping slowly exposing some shoreline opposite the hide. 3 Redshank were the only waders present other than the usual Lapwings and Curlews.
A good count of LBB gulls and several Herrings coinciding with a good move over the village throughout the day.
Hot and hazy sunshine, even on Windy corner with a light S>4 and visibility just beyond Baildon moor.

Oxenhope res
230+ LBB gull
14 Herring
38 Lapwing
5 Curlew
2 Pied Wagtail
3 Redshank
+ usual sp.
A near white Greylag goose and its normal coloured mate have 6 young in tow, 2 of these being white.
CK reported in the log book up there of  1 Common Tern over the res >NE last weekend. A rare bird for this area over the last few years.
BS

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