WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 HRS.

ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES, INPUT ETC WILL BE WELCOME AND CAN BE SENT DIRECT TO THE COMMENT BOX OR
E MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, ALTERNATIVELY
TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.

CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com


Sunday, April 23, 2017

FLY FLATTS, Buzzing

           Alive with Common Sandpipers
                                        At least 11 present
                 Wheatears piling through, minimum of 18



           Theres no hiding from Big Bertha.!








                        Very limited shoreline




0700hrs- 1945hrs at Fly Flatts in a stiff, cold W>5 dropping W>3 mid watch . Clear blue sunny skies.

Migrants had piled in overnight with 11 Common Sandpipers counted just at the south end and midway along the west bank. Probably several more at the north end as well as Wheatear which gave me a minimum count of 18 covering the same area. The Common Sands were very fidgety with limited shoreline so most were on the west bank cobbles or around the boathouse area until the wind surfers began to arrive.
                                   3 Oystercatchers were noisy before moving off towards Cold Edge whilst several Curlew and Lapwing were present.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Like the shots Bri - especially the underwing on the Common Sand.

Brian Sumner . said...

Amazing how they just suddenly appear from nowhere.