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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wigeon day, Leeshaw

                  Suddenly 8 Wigeon dropped out of the sky.

                 Out of range shots across the water




                                  10 minute break then off >W



A poor start at Leeshaw with banks of thick fog not clearing until 0730 hrs although it was bright and sunny up on the tops.
A steady flow of Mipits and Swallows was the only signs of vis mig whilst a good count of LBBs were around the water.
Whilst watching a distant Whinchat and 3 Wheatears in the distance a splash on the water made me turn round in time to see 8 Wigeon just landing. unfortunately they headed for the far shore out of camera range apart from record shots and after about 10 minutes they lifted off, flew a circuit, and away >W.

Vis Mig
c100 Mipits.................................>W
c50 Swallows.............................>S and >SW
3 Wheatear................................blogging
1 Whinchat................................blogging
8 Wigeon...................................blogging briefly then >W

Other
1 Cormorant
5 Heron
1 Moorhen
22 LBB gulls, 17 being juvs
71 Lapwing on banking
1 Sparrowhawk
15 BH gulls
c30 Goldfinch
c20 Linnet.
BS

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