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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Christmas comes early in July. Oxenhope, members only.

           Large fire over Bradford from Windy Corner.
This is apart from Hillas,s wagon yard at Shelf Moor
trailer park burning out today.
               This one legged Little Ringed Plover
             seemed to adapt well.

  All over the shop, 2 of 5

                                          LBB
                                1st summer LBB
                                            Adult LBB
                Flock of 16 Curlew on the shoreline but mobile





                                 Wall to wall gulls
                                    Inquisitive LBB overhead.

Windy Corner  1700-1800 hrs. W>5 Bright and sunny. Visibility Ferrybridge.

It was like all my birthdays had come at once tonight with the water slightly lower and the island tops and more shoreline showing. My first scope along the shoreline found 3 Little Ringed Plovers and a Ringed Plover to the south end of the water whilst 2 LRPs, 2 Common Sandpipers and 3 Oystercatchers were to the north end.  An exposed island near the centre held 16 Curlew but very mobile flying round between the water and the moor. These were probably part of the Curlew roost which builds up at this time of year.
                                         Big gulls were constantly coming and going with around 300 LBBs along with 7 Herrings.
July is certainly kicking in early this year.

c300 LBB
7 Herring
5 BHG
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Oystercatchers
5 LRP
1 RP
16 Curlew
BS

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