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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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fly Flatts, Causeway Foot Col, Old Guy Rd, Roper Lane.

   Murky skies >SW over the col towards Mixenden.
                  Haze across to the Withens >W from the col
 Brighter skies >NW from the col
             Ned Hill track watch point
   Common gulls on Old Guy Rd cricket pitch


                                   34 in an total


            1 of 6 Pied Wags, same location.

A horrible hot day today slowing down vis mig movement.
A stop off at Fly Flatts late pm after a run out with Lynda gave her chance to get some sun and me chance to stare into nothingness through the bins. Even Lynda asked the question, " Why are there no birds here ?". I,d no answer for that.  2 Canada geese, 4 BH gulls and 3 Mallard was the height of it  with empty skies.

Early evening and a 1 hour watch over the Causeway Foot col found a bit of movement with Swallows funneling through along with a few Mipits but otherwise nothing in the now cloudy,misty skies.

A check on Old Guy Rd on the way home produced 34 Common gulls and 6 Pied Wagtails on the cricket pitch along with 2 Wheatears in the distance.

Roper Lane watch point was un workable in the hazy skies to the west.
Just 3 Cormorants >NE, probably the Ogden birds heading to roost.

Vis Mig various sites .
2 Wheatears.......................blogging
c 200 Swallows.................>S and >SW
several Mipits...................>W
7 Alba Wagtails...............>W
3 Grey Wagtails..............>W
6 Pied Wagtails.............blogging
2 Skylark........................>W
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