Fly Flatts 0730-1000 hrs.
A bright sunny start to the morning with clear blue skies which were soon extinguished with grey cloud and light rain by 0930 hrs.
The moors were alive with the upland sounds of Curlew, Red Grouse, Golden Plover and Canada geese with all these species now established on the moor.
Within the next week or so the first Wheatears will start to appear closely followed by Common Sandpiper. I checked the old feeding station with hopes of Twite but not to be but got some Nyjer down just to be optimistic.
I have,nt been down to the reservoir for some time with the scare of cars getting trashed even early morning but thought I,d better start risking it again. As Gordon Denison once said to me " If you park along the road so your car is in view from the water at least you get the pleasure of seeing it burn if they set it on fire".
2 Golden Plover
86 Canada geese + several on moor
3 pr Mallard
2 Raven fly overs high above the Nab
1 Cormorant.....unusual for this site
usual small gulls.