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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Yellow Legged Herring gull shows at Lower Laithe and a trip to Oxenhope.

 This amazing photo of a 3rd summer Yellow Legged Herring Gull
was taken this afternoon, courtesy Keith Moir, at Lower Laithe
reservoir and is the same bird that was at Leeshaw this morning.
The gull is believed to be the same bird that  returns to
Leeshaw each year. Many thanks Keith for info and a stonking photo.
 Oxenhope. 1 of 2 Little Ringed Plovers taken way across
the water at 800mm.
              LRP in the background
   Red Legged Partridge with young





                     Sunshine and showers
           No pot of gold, just sheep.
                              A double helping
                                         Base camp

Thanks to Keith Moir for the amazing YL gull photo .
The weather was more my style this evening at Oxenhope with a good W>4-5 blowing and some heavy showers.
The shoreline was strangely quiet with everything on a low count but good to see 2 LRPs still hanging on there with one or two other waders. With the shoreline as it is the waders should be piling in next month.
Good to see breeding success for Red Legged Partridge but the 2 young in the photo have,nt much time to grow and get street wise before the sad men appear next month after their blood.

18 Lapwing
c 200 LBB
4 Herring gull
39 BH gull
2 Little Ringed Plover
1 Dunlin
4 Snipe
2 Common Sandpiper
1 juv Coot
2  Pied Wagtail
+ usual sp.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Cool photo's of the Red Legged P. chicks Bri.
Hope they escape the head "bangers".
John

Bradshaw Rambler said...

PS
Looking back at your posts - you've done pretty good while I've been on holiday Bri!!
Maybe I should go back to IOW.

John

Brian sumner said...

Hope you had a good one John.