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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Watching for Whoopers

Some on 2013 Whooper Swans

                Fly Flatts Whoopers in to land   17/02/2013

                                 8 Swans stayed most of the day  BS

                                    You always get 1 show off.



                 Whoopers in dense fog on Ogden,  08/03/2013 BS

A report from a customer today of 2 Swan sp. flying up the Aire Valley late morning could have been Whooper, Mute or even Bewicks, but its just a reminder to start watching the local waters from now. Although a little early the mild weather seems to be getting birds fidgety and on the move with several small passerines already up singing and checking out nest boxes.

2013 was a good year for Whoopers with several local records during February and March , some of these being :-

8 Fly Flatts.....................17/2/13  BS
46 over Lee Mount..........20/2/13  DJS
6 Ogden.........................8/3/13   BS
1 Ogden.........................18/3/13  SE Drake
7 Ogden.........................20/3/13  SE Drake
15 Ringstone...................21/3/13  Hx Birders
1 up the Aire valley.........13/10/13   BS

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