WELCOME TO ( WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING )
KEEPING BIRDING LOCAL.

BLOG UPDATED DAILY AROUND 2000 hrs.

FEEL FREE TO SEND ANY COMMENTS, QUERIES OR QUESTIONS DIRECT TO MY E.MAIL AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, OTHERWISE TEXT OR WHATSAPP. 07771 705024.


CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE THEM.

ALL IMAGES ARE STRAIGHT FROM THE CAMERA WITH
NO PHOTOSHOP TUNING. TAKEN ON J PEG.

E MAIL ADDRESS :-
Briansumner51@hotmail.com

NOTE !!
No sightings of Roe Deer, Hare or Badger will be mentioned on this blog throughout the year and links will be removed from other blogs giving the whereabouts of these mammals due to the rising influx of poaching, long dogging and lamping by sick individuals.
BS




Sunday, April 4, 2021

A foggy start then, hold onto your hats. Leeshaw/Fly Flatts

 

LEESHAW                            Distant Little Owl.

                                         Single Pink Footed Goose


                                                Drake Goosander
                                            Goosander with Redshank
Fly Flatts                     A poor start to the sailing season.


                                                    East bank
                                              Barnacles and Canada on the high seas


                                   Wafting this fellow about a bit.

A bank of dense cloud hung 360 degrees around the horizon this morning so headed for Leeshaw which was below the cloud base with good visibility and even some sun at 4 degrees on a W>4.
                                 Oystercatchers are down to about 8 now from 32 with many dispersed to different areas whilst 4 Redshank were present. The single PF Goose is still in with the Greylags and becoming to look like a permanent feature. 
                             Just 4 Herring gulls through >W and 2 Black Headeds on the water along with a male Goosander and 2 Cormorant.
A Little Owl turned up at its old location after being missing there for around 8 months, and several Fieldfare are still in the fields though no Redwing for over a week now.
                            Mid afternoon at Fly Flatts was a real ' od on tu thi flat cap' day with a blustery WNW> 6 at 25 m.p.h. on the west bank but bright and clear.
                           Birds were in short supply with no small waders at either of their usual favourite spots
and only 3 Herring gull over >NE. 
The 2 Barnacles and around 30 Canadas were braving the high seas which, combined with the wind, managed to abort the first day of sailing. The wind was even too strong for the hardy windsurfers.
                        Meanwhile a Merlin was harassing the Lapwings on the Flat Moor.

Leeshaw
1m Goosander
1 PF goose
1 Little Owl
4 Herring gull..............>W
2 Black Headed gull.....on water
c 40 Fieldfare
+ usual sp.

Fly Flatts
3 Herring gull......>NE
1 Merlin
+ usual sp.
BS