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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Fly Flatts Redshank, is it late autumn or early spring ?

               Sun up Fly Flatts
            Some things money can,t buy.

    One of the lucky Red Grouse, safe till August.
           Eck, whats this, Redshank in January
                                  2nd surprise at Fly Flatts this year

         You,ll not see Fly Flatts like this often
                        Plenty Kestrels about.

A beautiful morning at Fly Flatts with a slight WNW>2 on the top road but dead calm at the water. Very icy conditions at  minus 3 deg making an amazing sunrise.
Plenty Kestrels and Red Grouse about but the water was quiet apart from 3 LBBs and a few small gulls + a good count of 52 Mallard.
A real wakener when I got a Redshank call near the boathouse and the re located it on the west bank before it flew back to the boathouse area again.  Thats a December Greenshank , few years ago, and a January Redshank I,ve had at Fly.
Expected Pinkies in the perfect conditions but all reports were to the south of me.
No sign of Snow Bunt.
BS

4 comments:

Danny said...

That must be your earliest Redshank ever Brian, Well Done!

Bradshaw Rambler said...

It's the worm your supposed to catch at that early hour!
A Great reward for your early start Bri.
John

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Stunning shots Bri.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Redshank and an Oyc in last couple of weeks locally is unprecedented. Curlew next ?