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Monday, July 24, 2017

A Monday visit to Fly Flatts.

                      Peregrine at Mega distance way across the moor
                     on a shooting stand
    Hope it doesnt hang around there next month when the
                                            sad men appear.


                                      1 of 4 Common Sandpipers
    The scruffy juv I took a few weeks ago has made a
                                        handsome bird.
                Male Wheatear shedding its coat.
 One for the gardeners. We bought this plant amongst
 others at a garden centre late spring to put in pots.
Its now a large, flowerless plant but the question is, what is it.


Fly Flatts p.m. visit with 75% cloud cover with some sunshine and a bracing NE > 5.
                                                                           Plenty disturbance as I arrived with the fire brigade just packing the dingys up from training on the water no needless to say, quiet shoreline and water.
By the time I,d walked the length of the reservoir and back the dust had settled and things were getting back to normal.
No Kestrel present today so plenty Meadow Pipits about but only 2 Wheatear along the west banking
whilst a male Reed Bunting flew over low.
                                                                  What looked like a juv Peregrine was perched on a shooting butt way over the moor but scope was back at the car. Five Common Sandpiper are present including the juv that I,ve watched over the weeks grow into a fine bird whilst a single Oystercatcher was on the launch ramp.
Several Black Headed gulls were arriving from the east and later seen high over the fields at Mount Tabor.
A few quiet visits the last few days but we,re now into the last week of July so a biggy must be just around the corner.
BS

5 comments:

Howard Creber said...

Hi Fog - the plant - it is called shite !!!. Sorry mate, but I have forgotten the latin name - possibly Turdus Shitus or someat leek that.

David Sutcliffe said...

Did the plant not come with a label Bri ? Don't chuck it out yet till I try work it out - never know, the flowers (if and when they come)might be beyond belief ??!!!

Brian sumner said...

Thanks comp Ill look that name up in the book.

It did have a label I suppose but blown away up here in the winds Dave. Even been back to the garden centre but cant find one. Not chucking it out as its a nice plant but dont know if its a annual or not. The rate its growing I may have Red Kite nesting in it next year.

Howard Creber said...

Even though it is shite , it still attracts large Ladybirds. p.s. don`t worry David, Bri throws nowt out.

David Sutcliffe said...

A true Yorkshireman as ever....even though I guess he had to pay for it...