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Monday, May 29, 2017

Birding with a difference. Fly Flatts.

                    Redshank appearing out of the gloom
                                    Eye straining work
                                        Common Sandpiper
                                          Dunlin barely visible
                                       It don,t get thicker than this
                       About 6 ft of water visible
                                         Ideal shorelines


0700 hrs and a dismal looking Fly Flatts with dense fog, visibility down to 20 yds, and a stiff E>5 followed by rain at 0830 hrs.
                                             The point of this exercise was to check the shoreline at the south end of the water for any overnight grounded waders in ideal holding conditions.
The plan worked to an extent with good numbers of waders although the pick of the bunch was a Ringed Plover  and no sign of Sanderling which are moving through at the moment.
                                                                 The fog held the birds to a limited area but visibility being so bad they only had to fly a few yards to be lost from sight. Possibly boats out today being Bank Holiday but further checks in the week are sure to produce as long as the shoreline holds in the rain forecast.

1 Ringed Plover
4 Redshank
5 Dunlin
7 Common Sandpiper
1 Snipe
3 Oystercatcher
c 30 Meadow Pipits on the waters edge
2 Curlew
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Good work there Bri

Brian Sumner . said...

When I said I wanted rid of the sunshine I did,nt mean the sky as well.