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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir

                                                 Still at least 20 Oystercatchers present
                                                 1 young Curlew leaving it late


                                              Little Owl putting on a show







                                                    8 out of 20 Oyks
                                                 Lapwing flock building

With sailing at Fly Flatts it was across to Leeshaw where my hopes of grey skies were dashed with hot sunshine and 50% blue sky starting to cloud before I left on a very light southerly.
                                                             Leeshaw has gone off the boil on my last few visits with just 13 LBB gulls and 24 BHGs with no sign of the Yellow Legged.
Lapwings are up to treble figures with most of this years young now flying apart from 4 late chicks on the north shoreline along with an Oystercatcher chick now growing well whilst at least 20 Oystercatchers are still present .
                                                  The Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpipers seemed to have moved on whilst 1 young Curlew has decided to stay behind for now. A Little Owl put on a brief show before disappearing inside a dry stone wall .Greylags have stole the show from Canadas this year with 63 on the water as opposed to 15 Canadas.
BS

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