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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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

An evening at Leeshaw

                                          1 of 5 Oystercatchers
               At least 8 Redshank present.
              All lapwings holding territory now
                                             Fields full of canadas
                                          and Greylags

                                Plenty scuffles with the Lapwings
           LBBs get everything in the air

                                   More Redshanks

1600 hrs and set off to Leeshaw in a torrential hail, sleet and snow storm in Queensbury but this soon passed over leaving a decent but windy evening. More waders moving in now with at least 8 Redshank present along with 5 Oystercatchers.  Very little shoreline but enough to tempt waders down..
Lapwings are in every field now defending their territory against other Lapwings and LBB gulls but
not as many Curlews as usual although time for more to arrive yet.
Plenty geese with Canadas and Greylags keeping to their seperate fields. A few Pied Wagtails but no whites amongst them.
Not a good forecast for Sunday/ Monday as usual for Easter but it won,t stop the birding.
BS.

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