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No wildlife sightings including Roe Deer, Fox, Hare or Badger will be mentioned on this blog throughout the year due to the rising influx of poaching, long dogging and lamping by sick individuals.
BS

Autumn Visible Migration count has now started at Fly Flatts and reports are recorded on Trektellen. Link on right.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Fly Flatts, 2 quiet visits .

In contrast to yesterdays Pinkie excitement an early morning and late evening visit to Fly Flatts  today was disappointing . The wind had veered to SSW>4 with bright sunshine a.m. increasing to SSW>5 and dark clouds p.m. and by 1600 hrs the sky was black as night and down came the rain.
                                                 Nothing in the sky this morning with just the usual Skylark plus Canadas and Mallards and the only excitement was as I was driving back up the track a Peregrine was reeling round after something that I never saw, then suddenly it dropped onto the track not far in front of me. I threw myself out of the car, camera in hand just to watch it take off again and disappear over the Flat moor towards Slade. Possibly the Stonechat that it was after that,s usually around that area but luckily it went away empty handed, or taloned .
A second Stonechat was near the wind farm entrance.
                                                  This afternoons visit was more or less the same other than 9 first winter Herring gulls >S over the turbines along with 3 Raven.

A lady approached me this morning at Fly Flatts looking for a lost dog. The dog is a distinctive Black German Shepherd which is a rescue dog that has recently been re housed at Illingworth  but gone missing. It has been sighted a couple of times in the last few days around Fly Flatts and once near Wainstalls graveyard. I told her I would put it on my blog and she has put it out on Facebook.
Any sightings whilst you,re out birding please ring the owner on 0781 4025707.
BS

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