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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, February 5, 2017

Leeshaw/Fly Flatts.

              Greylags returned to Leeshaw
                                             Along with Canadas

                         Cormorant in full breeding plumage
                                     His mate seems impressed
          Had these down as Pinkies till they got closer,
                                          Greylags


 The white Greylags were bred at Oxenhope res last year

                                         2 distant Curlews, Leeshaw







A planned morning at Fly Flatts was aborted with thick fog at 0730 hrs so on to Leeshaw which at last as livened up with the return of the geese. 98 Greylags were carefully sifted through in hopes of White Fronted but not to be.  2 noisy Curlew were moving around the fields but no Goldies back at Upper Marsh as yet.
Over the tops past Fly Flatts on the way home where the fog had cleared and another 3 Curlew present but little else.

LEESHAW
1 f Goosander
2 Curlew
3 Cormorant
98 Greylag
41 Canadas
5 Mallard
12 Lapwing
31 Fieldfare
+ usual sp.

FLY FLATTS
3 Curlew
4 Mallard
1 Tufted
27 Lapwing

BS

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