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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.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

West wind is the best wind, Fly Flatts.

          2 Oystercatchers new in, west bank



                  Moving across to the east bank.

                                  An amazing number of Lapwings
                                      Lapwings lining the whole of the east bank


                                       The 3rd Oyk in the boatyard.
                                 Skies full of Lapwing from the east shore.


            All the Lapwing, Stonechat and Goldie pics
               were taken into the sun hence the silhouetting.
                                                5 Golden Plover
                                    Lapwings in to land on the Flat moor.
                 2 of 3 distant Stonechat

A cracking late afternoon watch at Fly Flatts with at last a W>4, the preferred  wind up there that always livens the place up as it did today.
                                                         Two more Oystercatchers had arrived today moving between the west and east bank whilst the third bird stuck to the boat yard area.
The water held 29 Canada geese and 18 Mallard whilst the east bank was full from one end to the other with Lapwings which were very mobile and kept flying around in 2 or 3 groups with a count of
370, give or take half a dozen, an amazing sight to see as they flew round together eventually all dropping down onto the Flat Moor to roost.
                                                                 As they landed it spooked 5 Golden Plover from the moor which flew a circuit before landing again.
Still no Curlew back in the area with just the one over the hill at Leeshaw on my last visit there making them 4 days later back to Fly Flatts so far this year.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

A fantastic do with the Lapwings. Lets hope the pending activity does not disturb that area, same goes for drones !

Brian Sumner . said...

I have mentioned the bad timing for draining the water to Bentleys due to the Canadas etc having young unable to fly until mid to late August and needing the water to escape predators etc and waiting to hear from them.

The drones should,nt be a problem as I will now start taking my ground to air missile launcher along with me.