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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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Fly Flatts p.m.

                 Dotterel still present at Nolstar
                                             All 3 together
  Very distant and soon went to ground
                      Dark clouds over Fly Flatts

           Looks like the local Sparrowhawk has been busy
                                              The Nab

                      1 of 4 Redshank
                                                The feeding Station

An afternoon at Fly Flatts in a strong E>5 and dark skies failed to produce the target bird of Black, Common or Arctic Tern , nor did the previous days Whinchat show.
On the plus side a wave of Swallows through >N below the shelter of the Nab had a single Swift with them whilst the pair of Greenland Wheatear were still present though mobile on the moor.
About 8 Northern Wheatear were present an 6 Common Sandpipers along with 4 Redshank.
                                                                      A quick stop at Norstar on the way back saw the 3 Dotterel together but very distant and soon settled down in a bed of reeds out of sight.
Good to meet and have a word with the lovely Vicki J at last and HC turned up just in time to see them. Howard later reported 6 Raven over Fly Flatts and 2 Dunlin present at the north end.
                                                                           Fireman Craig reported 7 Oystercatchers at Mixenden reservoir this afternoon which must be a record for there. Even though they were cutting the banking the birds never moved.
BS

3 comments:

Vicki Johnson said...

Good to meet you too Brian. And Pippa and Ollie too of course. Am sure we will run into each other again soon.

Brian Sumner . said...

See you at the next twitch Vicki.

David Sutcliffe said...

We don't get that many 'twitches' like this one do we but when we do it's good to see so many turn up.