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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Wigeon for Leeshaw a.m./ snow for Mixenden p.m.

 

LEESHAW a.m.        Bright skies after leaving the fog at Queensbury
                                   This Buzzard was given away by noisy corvids.
                                        Shame its not a Rough Legged.
                                   Wigeon across the far side of the water.
                                         A nice new year species.



MIXENDEN                         1 of 2 ad Herring gull
                                       Black Headeds of the east bank.

Dense fog on the tops as expected this morning with a NE wind forecast but amazingly Leeshaw reservoir to the NW was clear and bright with a light >NE 3 at 1 degree.
                                                   Much quieter this morning up to yesterday but plenty to see with a nice surprise of a pair of Wigeon on the water in with the Mallards. No big gulls today with around 150 smalls plus 2 Dippers down in the beck but very mobile.
                                                   As I was watching the beck the corvids started creating a couple of fields away and a scan found a Buzzard on top of a telegraph pole which I would have missed if it had not been for the corvids. This was presumably the same bird as yesterday that was on the dam wall.
                                                   Mid afternoon at Mixenden was grim with the clear skies gone and dark clouds over on a NE>4 bringing heavy rain, sleet and snow showers.
                                                    Just 5 big gulls with 2 ad Herring, 1 ad LBB and 2 1st winter Herring which are now 2 cy birds. Around 150 small gulls were on the water along with 5 Mallard and the usual Goldeneye. A check of the hedges, north and south produced no passerines in the conditions and the Ring Necked Parakeets havent shown for a few days now.

Leeshaw
c 150 small gulls
1 pr Wigeon
1 Teal
1 Cormorant
8 Fieldfare
12 Mallard
Gt Tit
Blue Tit
Wren.
Buzzard
2 Dipper
+ usual sp.

Mixenden
2 ad Herring
2 1st winter Herring
1 ad LBB
c 150 small gulls
1 Goldeneye
5 Mallard
BS


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