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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wheatears Galore, Fly Flatts

            Fall of Wheatears on the south shore
              Several juvs amongst them
                                          A tangle of Kestrels
                                                   Kestrel
                                           Resident Barnacle






                       Kestrel dropping out of the sky
                                     The lone birder DB

Fly Flatts 0615-0945 hrs.

A good start at Fly Flatts with my ideal conditions of light drizzle with 100 % cloud cover on a WSW>3 and low cloud base but by 0830hrs it all went pear shaped with blue skies and sunshine.
A minimum of 18 Wheatear were spread along the south shoreline along with several Meadow Pipits.
The water was quiet with just the usual sp and no waders present.
2 Lapwings were mobile and a calling Curlew was a surprise to see drop in by the water briefly.
4 Kestrels were in the air together having a dog fight over the west bank joined briefly by a Merlin which left over the moor.
2 Willow Warblers were in the solitary tree brought down by the mist whilst LBB gulls and Swallows moved through.
Good to meet Dave Brotherton up there and have a natter.

Vis Mig
18 Wheatear blogging
1 Curlew blogging
c30 Meadow Pipit blogging
2 Willow Warbler blogging
9 Swallow.................................>S
2 Alba Wagtail.........................>W
5 LBB gulls.............................>S

Other
18 Canada Geese
1 Barnacle Goose
4 Kestrel
1 Merlin
+ usual sp
BS

3 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I didn't know Shrek was a Birder haha, I tried to brighten your day up with my bright jacket.
Nice to meet you & your pals today Brian.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Which ways north again mate lol

Brian Sumner . said...

Easy to remember at Fly Flatts Dave, the cold wind smacking your face comes from the West. Pleasure to meet you up there.