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Monday, June 19, 2017

Silly Season hits Fly Flatts

        Common Sandpiper keeping watch of its young.
                                         Oystercatcher flypast


1500 hrs and across to Fly Flatts where a welcome W>4 was blowing cooling it down slightly.
On arrival 4 cars were parked by the top gate which looked like a recipe for disaster which it was when I got down to the water. Two couples were paddling in the water at the SW corner, 3 dogs were in the water from the west bank and a couple were sat in the SE corner. Also a couple were on a blanket on the edge of the moor but I,ll spare you the details of that.
                                                                  Needless to say, the shoreline was quieter than the last visit although Common Sandpipers were still showing in force. Five Oystercatchers were on the East shoreline along with 2 distant Dunlin and a Redshank.
Down at the feeding area 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 juv Pied Wagtails and 4 Meadow Pipits were enjoying the seed .
The water looked like a Canada goose armada with over 300 present plus a mixture of small and well grown young along with 28 Greylag and 16 young.
                                                                 A group of 7 strange ducks were way across in the NE corner in with the Mallards but a scope revealed them as the Hybrids that I,ve had previously at Oxenhope reservoir. Otherwise it was down to the usual sp.
BS

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

Grey Skies and easterlys forecast for tomorrow. Yaba Daba Doo !!!!