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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Nolstar field / Fly Flatts. pm

  A check on the Nolstar field on the way to Fly Flatts
  produced 26 Golden Plover and 2 Curlew.



           The hearty sailors making the most of
                             the easterlies.
         LBB with a good vantage point on chick watch




                                         Grey Wagtails below the banking


 This LBB gull was carrying a large object
which broke in half.
              It immediately tried to retrieve it
  But in doing so, lost the second part. Thats what you get
                                       for being greedy.


     Common Sandpipers are always good for a snap.

1330 hrs and firstly a Dotterel check at Nolstar where a flock of 26 Golden Plover were present along with 2 Curlew but no second wave of Dotterel as yet.
                                                                           On then to Fly Flatts where the cool E>5 was still blowing but considerably lighter than yesterdays visit. The water level is dropping well with some shoreline starting to be exposed which may still be in time to tempt some waders down. A word with sailor William who was,nt happy with the water dropping saying they like it full and he seemed reluctant to tell me where the plug was so I could let some out. It was good to meet and talk to a few of the sailing club members who are a really nice bunch.
                                                                            It looks like I,ll have to wait for some poor wet weather before the Terns start to come through as these clear skies and easterlies are leaving the skies empty. Just 5 Common Sandpiper and 3 Wheatear plus the usual species whilst a pair of Grey Wagtails were the star of the show.Swifts and Swallows were again piling through >N. Never the less, a pleasing hour up there where you never know whats going to turn up or fly through.
                                                               A second check at Nolstar on the return journey found the field empty.
BS.

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

A good do there Bri if the water level is dropping gives it us a chance of some migrant waders and good for the resident ones too.