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

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Midsummer Madness, Leeshaw.

                                   Strange duck on the water
   Looked very Grebe like, size of Teal and very vocal

 Escapee from collection, possibly Teal, Marbled or Wood duck family
                                          Much less than Mallard
                            Kept getting dive bombed with Oyks and gulls
  White wings when it flew off , very fast flier.
                                    Plenty Oystercatchers present.




Knowing that any sky movement at Fly Flatts would be abandoned due to the summer weather I dropped over the Nab to Leeshaw on what felt like a mid June day and just as quiet with the birding.
                                                                  Always plenty to see there but nothing special today and all the birds lazing in the fields or on the water. Lapwings have taken up territory and look ready for nesting as well as geese and Curlews, lets hope they don,t get caught out when the winter returns.
                                                                  The small Teal sized duck on the water was interesting having me think it was a Grebe at distance until I scoped it. It was very vocal throughout with a weird honking type noise and was constantly getting bombarded with Oyks and gulls. It spent 15 minutes on the water before flying off very low and fast showing white wing markings.
                                                                  Another day of sun tomorrow but at least the wind is to move to the west though still light, bring on the clouds.

78 Greylag
42 Canada
9 Oystercatcher
sev Lapwings
Oddball duck
1 Cormorant
+ usual sp.
BS

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