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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir, a better day.

                                           Plenty Mipits feeding young
                     Oystercatchers everywhere, a count of 35.

                     Little Ringed Plover present.
                                  distant shots





                                1 of 2 Redshank , again at distance

1500 hrs at Leeshaw reservoir on an overcast afternoon but the belt of this mornings rain had moved over helped by an E>4.
                                   Things were much livelier today with an amazing count of at least 35 Oystercatchers in the fields and around the water, 24 being in one field.
Two Redshank were noisily flying round , after I thought they,d moved on, whilst a surprise to see a Little Ringed Plover feeding at the far end of a field and a Ringed Plover flew over the front of the car to drop down onto the shoreline as I set off, identified from the LRP by its wing bars. Both these birds had been seen earlier in the week by KM whom I bumped into by the reservoir as he arrived to do his gull check.
                          Only around a dozen big gulls were showing as well as a few Black Headeds, mainly of which seemed to be LBBs but once again they were well over to the nw corner and nearly out of sight. A raptor sighting at last when a Merlin whizzed over off the moor creating havoc amongst the Lapwings which are now on a count of around 150, plus still some young birds.
                                                          As with Fly Flatts there are large numbers of Canadas and Greylags with young on the water and KM reported a Greylag with a neck ring fitted at Windermere where apparently they go to moult.
BS


2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

A cracking count of Oycs Bri and nice to get LRP and RP.

Brian sumner said...

Looks like leeshaw is going to be the only place for local waders this july,august unless Fly Flatts holds some shoreline. TMR is full to overflowing.