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BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Around the locals

After a good run over the weekend this morning came to a grinding halt with very little of interest at 3 venues.
Lower Laithe held a few mixed Common and Black Headed gulls but nothing on the water.
Leeshaw was terrible with 1 Cormorant , 2 Lapwing, 1 Heron and 38 Cananda with a few House Martins and Swallows through >SW.
Fly Flatts had nothing on the water and the only bird of note was a very distant Buzzard quartering the moor and spending several minutes at a time hovering in the wind.
                                             Good to bump into NK by the Delvers walking up to the Withins. By the time I,d told him how quiet it was he,d have probably ended up in the Delvers.
A call from CK this morning reported the Wigeon still at Oxenhope along with a juv Gt Crested Grebe, 7 Snipe and 3 Teal.
BS