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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 11, 2016

Leeshaw/Fly Flatts

A poor start to the morning with banks of fog moving round then poor visibility with hazy sunshine.
By 0830 hrs skies around Leeshaw were clear but very little signs of movement other than Meadow Pipits >W and Swallows >SW.
31 LBBs were on and around the reservoir with another 12 in the field along with 7 Lapwing whilst the Yellow Legged Herring gull stood alone as usual on the far end on the dam wall.
Plenty Linnet and Goldfinch on the thistle tops and good numbers of Starling moving around the new mown fields.
Good to bump into Steve Parkes and put the birding world to rights.

Fly Flatts just provided me with 7 Wheatear all together down on the east shoreline viewed from the top road.What a shame this venue has had to be knocked off my visits due to mindless scumbags making you afraid of leaving the car unattended.

Vis Mig

Steady flow of Mipits............>W
Swallows moving throughout....>SW
7 Wheatear...................blogging.
BS