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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back on reservoir watch. Leeshaw

              Surely this shoreline has got to bring in waders.
                                 Herring gull left, YL Herring gull right
                                A newcomer Herring to Leeshaw
               Plenty entertainment with the gulls

                                          YL seated, rear.
     Cormorants through >W


                Searching the Black Headed for Terns and Meds.






           Party of 6 Mallard arrive which I hoped were going
                            to be Wigeon.


1500 hrs and over to Leeshaw with hopes of target birds but once again nothing to get the adrenaline flowing although an entertaining hour with good numbers of gulls arriving.
                                                                  With a strong W>5-6 and light showers with 50 % cloud cover conditions were good and again more gulls than usual arrived, some staying on the shoreline whilst others moved off >E to roost. By 1700 hrs around 150 gulls were present, 75% being BHGs, 20% LBBs along with 3 Commons and 2 Herring, one being the Yellow Legged,( michahellis) and the other a new comer (argentatus).
                                                         Cormorants were filtering through with 5 >W and 4 blogging on the shoreline. Six ducks flying in from the North gave me a bit of a flutter hoping they were Wigeon but turned out to be Mallard as they got closer and dropped onto the water.
                                                          No sign of passerines today in the strong wind and empty fields other than the resident Little Owl.
                                                      Raggalds Flood on the way home held 18 Common gull and 7 Black Headed whilst Pit Lane held 31 Common and 12 Black Headed.

Vis Mig.
Several flocks of Mipits moving >SW over Foxhill at 1800 hrs yesterday which was unusual on an evening and around 40 over >SW at 0700 hrs this morning.
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