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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Leeshaw mega morning

                                                     juv Cormorant
                                         Swarms of Starlings
                                          as well as Lapwings

   The long awaited Yellow Legged Herring gull
                                           An annual July treat

                                         3rd summer
                                       The best of the shoreline
                                   Alive with Oystercatchers
                                                      Pied Wagtail

                                 Very iffy pics /out of range Common Tern.
  This bird nearly got passed me flying over distant
    fields as opposed to the reservoir

                                          Curlews heading >W

                                         Sparrowhawk
                                     11 Oystercatchers present
                                       juv Cormorant drying out.

A dull, dark clouded morning at Leeshaw reservoir with a brisk W>5.
An unbelievable morning with 2 of my July targets hit and just Common Scoter to go.
The area was alive with birds both blogging and moving, one of those mornings where you did,nt know where to look next.
During a drizzly shower a Yellow Legged Herring gull dropped in briefly before moving off >W soon to be followed by a Common Tern which very nearly got passed me flying low over the fields nearly up on the moor unfortunately out of camera range in the grim light but managed a few record shots.
On top of all this CK sent me a text reporting a Whimbrel on the shoreline up at Oxenhope reservoir.
What a stonking morning.

17 Curlew................................>W
11 Oystercatchers
c 200 Lapwing
c 300 Starling
1 Common Tern......................>W
1 Yellow Legged Herring gull... present then >W
1 juv Cormorant
2 Snipe
1 Reed Bunting
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Pied Wagtail
BS

2 comments:

FRAN44 said...

Great morning Brian.

Brian Sumner . said...

Lets hope its a sign of things to come Dave F.