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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 9, 2017

Fly Flatts

                        Barnacle on Fly Flatts
                                             1 of 7 Wheatear
    A stranger to Fly Flatts. Green Woodpecker.
                                  Heavily mobbed with Mipits


                                                 This Mipit didnt seem to mind
                                                2 Oystercatchers.

0700 hrs and a check on the Ned Hill Black Redstart but nothing to be found. A second check on the way back from Fly Flatts proved the same.
Fly Flatts was buzzing with Curlew, Lapwing , Golden Plover and Snipe but Goldies now down in numbers and sticking to the moor with no aerobatic displays.
A Barnacle was on the water along with Canadas and Mallards whilst 2 Oystercatchers and a single Redshank were on the shore. By next weekend we should have the first Common Sandpiper back.
                                                                       A poor turn out of Wheatear so far with just 7 counted throughout the area and a strange find with a Green Woodpecker calling on the rocks in the SW corner.
Still no sign of Swallows through.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice record to get a Green Woody out on the moor Bri.