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Monday, May 5, 2014

Fly Flatts

                                             Wheatear
                        Male Stonechat


                                        LBB gulls piling through



                                           Female Stonechat
                                   Stonechats everywhere


                            Sound of the uplands, Curlew
                                     Disappointing  number of Oystercatchers

Fly Flatts  7015- 1000 hrs   Cold SSW>5 , dry and bright.

Fly Flatts reservoir was poor with only the usual Canadas and Mallards and no shoreline showing.
A complete circuit failed to find Redshank and Common Sandpiper with only 1 pair of Oystercatchers.
Birds of the morning were LBB gulls moving over >NW , Stonechats and Wheatears everywhere with 2 obvious Greenland Wheatears but being their usual nervy , keeping distant type.

8 Pr Stonechat Fly Flatts to Norstar kennels
38 Wheatear    Fly Flatts to Norstar kennels
2 Greenland Wheatear, north end of res.
1m Reedbunting
100+ LBB gulls >NW
1pr Oystercatchers
+ usual Curlews, Canadas and Mallards etc.
BS

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chats back with a bang! Hope we get the same with Whinchat.

Danny said...

Well done with the Stonechats Brian,we've not had one this year,& a good number of Wheatears, we've only had them in twos or threes.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Still on the lookout for Stonechat Bri.