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Monday, February 4, 2019

A very frozen Fly Flatts.

                                               Distant Buzzard over the moor
                                                 Then there were 2




                                                    Then there were 3

                       Disappeared over the western ridge
                                                  Frozen water


1445 hrs and back to Fly Flatts at last with the track clear and most of the snow gone although the reservoir is still 100 % frozen solid.
                                                           Some very black clouds over but mild and the wind dropping to W>4 at 6 degrees.
                            A walk the full length of the west bank only produced a few Red Grouse and 2 Pheasant whilst a single Stonechat was moving around the boatyard.
                               Back at the car a 30 minute sky watch produced a single Raven and 21 Herring gull >NE along with a quick showing of the Short Eared Owl over towards Slade.
                               A Buzzard was sat on a fence post over the moor before taking off and being joined with 2 more before all 3 headed over the western ridge at the NW end of the moor.
Nice to get back to Fly Flatts or it will be when the water thaws out which could take a while.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Good do with thne'budgies'