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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fly Flatts

Masses of Corvids moving around on the moor

The Nab
Fly Flatts 0800-1030hrs Icy roads leading to the reservoir, puddles froze over, cold N>4 Bright with good visibility but hazy to the south.
A good start off to the morning but empty skies from 0915hrs although DCB/HC started getting big numbers of Fieldfare after 1000hrs but these were hidden from me by the Nab and all moving to the NE of my position.
Woodpigeons were the main movers but a good selection of species came through but only in small numbers.
Fly Flatts itself was deadly quiet which seems to be the norm recently, I dont know what has happened to this area of late?

Movers :-
575 Woodpigeons.........................................>S
6 Brambling..................................................>SW
28 Chaffinch.................................................>SW
172 Fieldfare...............................................>W
17 Redwing...................................................>W
4 Jay.............................................................>S
3 Redpoll......................................................>S
1 Raven........................................................>W
1 Cormorant...............................................>NW
2 Reed Bunting...........................................>SW

Other.
9 Red Grouse
6 Canada Geese
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think FF needs some real dirty weather for a couple of days. The sort that drew in Long Tailed Duck and Scaup some 7 years back.

Brian Sumner said...

You could be right,I think it must be something to do with the water as gulls avoid it like the plague?

DJSutcliffe said...

Unusual to get so many corvids over there Bri - post roosting flock dispersing?

Brian Sumner said...

These corvids were knocking about at 1000hrs so too late for roosters?