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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, April 16, 2017

Fly Flatts, Easter(mid winter) Sunday.

                                          plenty Meadow Pipits established
                                  4 Raven heading >W




   Much to the dislike of the Lapwings


                                 Only 1 pr Wheatears found
                                         3 Golden Plover present, kennel field.

0700 hrs at Fly Flatts feeling like mid December with a blasting icy cold WNW>6 , the early sun soon being replaced with rain showers along with some sleet.
                                                                        A walk down to the reservoir and on to the north end failed to produce any early returning Common Sandpipers as yet though 5 Redshank and 3 Oystercatchers were along the east banking.
Only a few Canadas and Mallard on the water whilst 4 LBB gulls went overhead >S.
The cold wind seemed to have cleared the area of last weeks Wheatears with just 1 pair found below the top road and a party of 4 Raven headed noisily overhead >W.
Several Snipe were chipping as well as Goldies and Curlews calling but all but the latter keeping out of sight.
Three Goldies were in the Cold Edge Road kennel field.
                                                                        Good to bump into DP and NK up there doing the rounds.  And still not a hirundine in sight, the first Swifts will be here before I get my first Swallow at this rate.
A phone call just now from NK, DP reporting 15 Swallow at Mixenden coming through in the lee of Hunter Hill.
BS

4 comments:

Howard Creber said...

Hi Fog, Wheatears would appear to have had an overnight longitudinal displacement down to Trough Lane - at least 11 individuals there at 10.15 am today plus a spanking male Reed Bunting in full alternate plumage.Pied Fly`s,Common Redstarts,Common Sands,Ring Ouzels at Barden yesterday plus a few Swallows, House Martins and plenty of Sand Martins.Willow Warbler and Heron in garden late morning _"little and large show" !!!.

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice one Comp, its all happening now. Expected Common Sand at Fly this a.m. but nowt yet.
Hope the Heron has,nt sprained the nut feeder.

howard creber said...

Feeder is bent in two !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brian Sumner . said...

I warned you about putting frog spawn in the peanut feeder, silly boy.