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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.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mist and drizzle makes me return to Fly Flatts.

                                     Mist and drizzle at Fly Flatts
                                     The feeding station
                                   More Nyjer seed down
                               Low cloud over the Nab
                                 End of watch and beginning to clear
                    Wind turbines just coming back into sight
                                           Pied Wagtail
                                           Grey Wagtail

                                                  Lone Wheatear
                      male Reed Bunting
               6 Golden Plover present at Nolstar

1530 hours and heavy mist and drizzle , which to me is Wader/Tern moving weather, so up to Fly Flatts in the hope that it would be clear enough to bird.
                                                                 On arrival the cloud was low but enough visibility to see across the water with a slight SE>3 and light drizzle, perfect, bring on the Terns.
No Terns unfortunately but plenty activity to keep the interest flowing. Another bag of seed down at the station which produced 4 Meadow pipits and a Pied Wagtail feeding there plus more evidence of Canadas after the seed.
Back up at the water gulls were moving through >E all low over the water, each one checked for Tern with several Black Headed gulls amongst them.
A walk full length of the west bank just produced Common Sandpipers and Redshank  plus 2 Snipe fly overs.
                                                          Back at the SE corner more Common Sandpipers and 3 Oystercatchers near the boathouse. By this time, 1730hrs, the skies were clearing with even a touch of sun coming out giving me chance to scope the moors and wall tops with found me a single Wheatear a good distance away.
The Nolstar field on the way home held 6 Golden Plover at the far end of the field.

6 Herring gull..................>E
11 LBB gull....................>E
4 BH gull........................>E
9 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
3 Oystercatchers
Swallow and Swifts..........>NE
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
m Reed Bunting
Sev Canadas and Greylags with young
+ usual moorland sp.

Nolstar
6 Golden Plover
3 Curlew
1 m Blackbird.
BS
                                                           

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