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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Foggy Fly Flatts..... Again.

            Think they,re trying to tell us something about Fly Flatts.

0715-1000hrs Dense fog and heavy drizzle with a NW>4. Fog started to move by 0815 but banks of low mist kept coming across the moor with drizzle throughout.
A real miserable morning but just as I was ready to jump in the reservoir a site tick flew past in the form of a Dipper which lifted the morning slightly. It flew along the banking in the mist making me think it was an early Common Sand then when I got the flash of black and white I switched to Ring Ouzel finally getting it in view to be a Dipper. It flew over the water to the far banking and then I got another quick glimpse later as it flew from the south shore.

2 Oystercatcher
1 Dipper
3 Pied Wagtail
1 Golden Plover
4 Twite
+ usual Mips, Grouse and Curlews etc.
BS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dipper is a great tick for that location and altitude. The skull pic tells me I now know what became of that lost birder from Rawtenstall.

DJSutcliffe said...

Great to get Dipper up there. I think I have one record of Dipper at Fly. 4 Twite just about hanging on up there!