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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fly Flatts, east winds bring the fog. (permit only)

 

                                    Big gulls over p.m.

            Swallows piling through in the afternoon
            Squirrel checking out the floating jetty.


                                                         Odd area for a Squirrel

  • Dense fog to start the day clearing by 0930 hrs but leaving a low cloud base on a NE>3 at 12 degrees. By late afternoon the wind had increased to NE>4 still with a load cloud base and heavy drizzle.
  •            Snipe started the day off with 8 birds appearing through the fog and off >NW whilst 4 juv Pied Wagtails and a single Wheatear were on the SE shore.
  • As the fog lifted Starlings started coming over the water low and >NW along with a rush of Mipits which soon fizzled out, but otherwise the rest of the morning was poor.
  •            By late afternoon I had better visibility but still a low cloud base with Swallows piling through , low over the water and all >SE whilst Herring and LBB gulls also headed >SE.
  •             The only other thing of interest was the Grey Squirrel, which keeps turning up, for some reason, walked along the full length of the floating jetty and then performed a few aerobics on the bars before settling down on one of the compound benches.
  • VISIBLE MIGRATION
  • 111 Mipits.....................>S
  • 93 Swallow...................>SE
  • 46 Starling...................>NW
  • 15 Herring gulls..........>SE
  • 6 LBB gulls................>SE
  • 4 juv Pied Wagtails....blogging
  • 1 Wheatear.................blogging
  • PRESENT
  • 2 Reed Bunting
  • Canadas and Mallards
  • + usual sp.
  • BS


2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

There was a Grey Squirrel at the Withens earlier this week as well. That mist clung on today. I'd planned for Soil Hill first thing but from home it looked grim most of the day.

Brian Sumner . said...

A lady from the sailing club said she found 2 dead on the waters edge this weekend. Several semi migrate at this time of year and cross the moor. For some reason when they get to water they try to swim across instead of going round and get exhausted and drown. We,ve seen this at TMR in the past.