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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thwarted by the fire brigade.

               Now thats what you call disturbance  
 I would nt mind them pumping it out
but they squirted it back in again.

   May as well forget this venue today.
                Meanwhile, over the tops to Leeshaw.

              Oystercatcher count up to at least 15 adults.

                           Oxenhope Little Owl.

1515 hrs and arrived at Fly Flatts only to be stopped dead in my tracks when half of the West Yorkshire fire brigade were on my favourite shoreline. With no point in continuing further it was a scan of the water then over the moor to Leeshaw reservoir where things did,nt improve much with that annoying red hot sun burning down and very little breeze. Where was that rain shower that I got caught in at midday whilst walking the dogs in Foxhill.
                                                                    Making the best of a bad job I scanned the water, skies, fields, moorland and shoreline in a bid to save the afternoon but, remembering its a hot still day in June, nothing happened other than the regular species.
Oystercatcher numbers are still rising with at least 15 present with possibly at least 1 pair tending young on the hidden south bank shoreline.
Gulls were gathering on the northern shoreline with 42 LBB, 4 Herring and 7 Black Headed but no sign of the returning Yellow Legged from the previous 3 years as yet which will be near to adult plumage this time.
A day of rain showers promised for tomorrow which may kick start the job a bit.
BS

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