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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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Leeshaw Reservoir.

A night of torrential rain left a grey start to the morning with a cool SW>5 which deteriorated as the watch went on finally aborting at 0900 hrs when the clouds dropped down bringing mist and heavy drizzle off the moor through the valley. Surprisingly it was much brighter as I arrived home with even a hint of sunshine.
Movement was good at the start with Starlings and Lapwings being the dominant birds whilst the water remained quiet.

Vis Mig
120 Starling.....................>NW  low and fast in squadrons of around 12
132 Lapwing...................>W
c160 Lapwing.................blogging
15 Mipits.......................>SW
8 Swallows....................>S
5 Mistle Thrush............>W
1 Song Thrush..............>W
2 Blackbird...................>W

Present.
5 LBB gull
2 Common gull
17 BHG gull
1 Heron
2 Canada geese
1 Greylag goose
+ usual sp.

Old Guy Road cricket pitch
29 Common gull
3 Pied Wagtails
2 Wheatear
Flock of around 60 Linnet.
BS

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