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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Back to some proper weather, Leeshaw/Fly Flatts.

 

LEESHAW                            2 of 7 Stock Doves
                                   1 of the white TMR Greylag geese.
FLY FLATTS                        Redshank using the boat slipway.





                                   2 more Redshank in the boatyard.
                                        A 4th bird over the water.
                                          2 Teal flushed from the south shore.
                                             2 of 3 distant Ringed Plover on the east bank.

With the hot stuff out of the way it was good to get back to birding in some proper weather even though the fog was blanking Fly Flatts this morning brought on by the NE wind.
Leeshaw was below the cloud base with good conditions for reservoir birding with full cloud and drizzle at 4 degrees on a NE>4 light wind.
                                                 Birds were back to life though nothing unusual showing up. Oystercatchers have now started dispersing with just 6 of the 32 found today along with 3 Redshank.
Just 4 1w Herring gulls >W and 3 LBBs whilst a single drake Tufted was on the water as well as 2 Cormorant.
                  The Pink Footed goose was in with the Greylags with Canada and Greylag numbers down with birds moved on to their breeding areas.
                    Fly Flatts late p.m. had perfect conditions with the temperature still way down from yesterdays 19 degrees to 5 degrees with the wind now turned E>4 and full cloud cover.
                    A pair of Teal flushed from under the edge of the south bank  landing again across in the NE corner, a first for this site this year. Herring gulls were moving >NE, again all 1w birds.
                      Waders comprised of 3 Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank and 2 Oystercatchers as well as the usual Curlews, Lapwings and Snipe.

Leeshaw
4 Herring gull..............>W
3 LBB gull ad..............>W
1 m Tufted
2 Cormorant
3 Redshank
8 Oyks
7 Stock Dove
1 PF Goose
+ usual sp

Fly Flatts
3 Ringed Plover
4 Redshank
2 Oyks
15 Herring gull............>NE
2 Teal
4 Snipe
+ usual sp.
BS