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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir

                                            Little Ringed Plover
                                        Redshank
                                    Several Snipe present




0700 hrs and dense fog at Fly Flatts so on to Leeshaw which was just below the cloud base.
A pleasing fresh morning with a strong W>5 and light drizzle drying up mid watch but enough to get the birds active.
                         Plenty waders present , the dominant bird being Snipe with 6 different birds up drumming and dropping into fields around the reservoir.
What seemed like a good morning for Terns never materialized but a steady move of gulls through >W. A Buzzard appeared over the moor briefly to be quickly remove by mobbing Lapwings whilst a single Little Ringed Plover was a nice find in one of the fields.

1 Buzzard
1 LRP
2 Redshank
6 Snipe
5 Oystercatchers
2 Common Sandpipers
3 Curlew
1 Black Headed gull
4 Herring gull
16 Lesser Black Backed gull
2 Cormorant
1 Little Owl
2 Cuckoo
+ usual sp. Lapwings, Canadas, Greylags etc.
BS

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