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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fly Flatts

                            Still a few Meadow Pipits on the moor
                                         Dead calm waters

                         Looking over Dean Head to Stoodley Pike
                                     The conduit
                                       Fog creeping over the moor
                                         Ready for blankout.

Fly Flatts   0700-1000hrs. Treacherous road conditions over the tops with sheet ice but a bright clear morning with fog in the valleys not rising up until it was time to leave. Not a breath of wind at first then a slight ESE>3.
Most birds seen were over Queensbury on the way there with several flocks of Fieldfare and Redwing >W and Woodpigeons >S.
Fly Flatts was exceptionally quiet with a few BHGs on the water plus the usual Red Grouse and the skies were empty. A few straggling Mipits were still on the moor and may overwinter there and the highlight of the morning was 2 Raven seen and heard at distance >S.
A single wader called as I was near the boathouse but only got the one stab at it and couldnt make out where it came from. Sounded like the first note of a Curlew but will have to dig into this further.
Apologies for late entry but the internet server has been down all day.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Sounds like an interesting morning Bri - wonder what the wader was? Nice shots as well.

Brian Sumner . said...

Just had calls on and probably Goldie
though not just right but nearer than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Try checking Grey Plover as you and I have had them in the general area in Oct/Nov over 2/3 year period.