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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Leeshaw reservoir

                                           Several Lapwing chicks
        Hard looking for Terns with Black Headeds about
                                         Herring gulls >W


             Always Cormorant present
   As expected, Swifts piling through

0700 hrs at Leeshaw on a better morning with a light E>4 and cloudy sunshine.
                                                               Plenty to watch throughout though nothing special in the way of Terns or waders.  Unusual to have Black Headed gulls around at this time of year which made Tern watching difficult . A Cuckoo was calling well in the small plantation on the moor whilst Herring gulls headed >W high overhead.
As expected Swallows were everywhere feeding over the water whilst Swifts piled through in waves, some over the water but generally very high.
                                                                       Plenty Lapwing chicks in the fields but strangely no small waders on the ample shoreline.

3 Snipe
3 Redshank
7 Oystercatchers
5 Snipe
c 40 Swifts
6 Herring gulls.............>W
4 Pied Wagtails
7 Black Headed gulls
2 LBB gulls
1 Cormorant
Sev Swallows
8 House Martin
sev Lapwing chicks
+ usual sp.
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