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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 30, 2017

Tern and Wader watch at Fly Flatts

                                       Curlew over the water
        Another combination, Common Sand and Mipit
                                  Mipit
                                          Wheatear
                      6 Herring gulls present throughout








            Unusual to get a Black Headed at this time
                                   1 of 14 Common Sandpipers
              21 Golden Plover in the Nolstar field


                 A few Northern amongst them.





                              Plenty Linnets about


                                       female Pied Wagtail

An icy cold start at Fly Flatts at 0700 hrs in a strong SE>5 dropping slightly mid watch to ESE>4
with grey skies and light specks of rain.
Target birds today were Waders and Terns, Gordon at Skipton reported plenty Black Terns about, but not for me.
A walk along the full length of the reservoir produced 14 Common Sandpipers and 9 Wheatear as well as 6 Herring gulls .
                                   A Wheatear was on the Nyger seed and an usual 2 Dunnock whilst 11 Lapwing were on the northern shoreline .
                                           On the way back the Nolstar field held 21 Golden Plover with 2 Oystercatcher nearby.

11 Lapwing
21 Golden Plover.........................Nolstar
2 Oystercatcher............................Cold Edge Rd fields
14 Common Sandpiper
1 Redshank
7 Curlew
6 Herring gull
1 Black Headed gull
1pr Reed Bunting
2 Dunnock
8 Linnet
3 Pied Wagtail
9 Wheatear

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