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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Leeshaw/ Fly Flatts

                                 Canadas and Greylag


                                    Fieldfares over the fields
                                       and large Starling flocks
                                          Still 4 Cormorant present

                                                   Fields full of Pheasant

A deteriorating morning with a dark dull start at Leeshaw with a slight SE>3 and light rain soon developing into mist on the hills, heavy rain and wind increase to SE>5.
Leeshaw was lively both in the sky and fields and on the water although nothing to get the adrenalin flowing .
Geese numbers are slowly building along with Mallards whilst large flocks of Fieldfare and Starlings were moving around the fields.  A single Curlew was still present and a nice charm of Goldfinch.

Fly Flatts was wind blown and misty with nothing on the water and just a few small gulls and corvids overhead.

The Delvers held Blackbirds, Robins , Greenfinch and Chaffinch.

Leeshaw
c150 Fieldfare
4 Cormorant
23 Mallard
4 Mistle Thrush
30 Goldfinch
11 Canadas
5 Greylag
+ usual sp.

Not a bad start to the new year with a count of  28 species.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Not many finch sp. at the Delvers recently. I think the feeders are not stocked like they were!

Brian Sumner . said...

There were plenty feeders hanging but only one being used, the rest were empty which is a shame as it used to be a Brambling hot spot there.