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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fly Flatts and Visible Migration.

                       The 2 resident Barnacles
                                        3 Distant Wheatears present



  Dispersion. 5 Willow Warblers in the solitary tree .





                                         Curlews again on the move

0700 - 0945 hrs  Fly Flatts.  100 % cloud cover. Foggy start then lifting to leave the area just below the cloud base. Light WSW>4.
                                                  A quiet start in the fog but soon lifted enough to do the job.
Nothing on the water other than the usual 2 Barnacles and about 30 Canadas whilst just 1 Common Sandpiper was showing on the shoreline.
Curlews were again on the move with 7 through, one of which landed briefly on the moor edge whilst 1 Cormorant went over very high.
                                                 Just 3 Wheatear present along with plenty Mipits on the moor and big gulls moved over >W  and >NW. A nice surprise to find 5 Willow Warblers in the solitary tree by the water although I have had them there previous years during early migration.

Present
2 Barnacle Geese
c30 Canadea
1 Greylag
1f Kestrel
Sev Mipits

Vis Mig
7 Curlew.........................>NW
5 Willow Warblers.........> blogging
3 Wheatear.....................>blogging
1 Common Sandpiper....>blogging
14 LBB gull...................>NW
2 Herring gull................>W
1 Swift...........................>N
sev Swallows................>N
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