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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Blizzard conditions at Fly Flatts.

 

                                        2 Ringed Plovers sheltering from the strong NW wind
                                                  Good count of Curlew this year.

Another icy cold morning at Fly Flatts at minus one degree on a moderate NW>6 with clear blue skies and sunshine. By mid afternoon the wind had eased to NW>5 but 30 minutes into the watch the sky blackened and a powerful blizzard came across the water cutting the visibility down to a few yards and settling on the ground. This lasted about 15 minutes but followed by a second blast shortly afterwards.
                                           The morning was reasonably quiet with birds sheltering from the wind, including 2 Ringed Plovers hiding behind tufts of grass on the east bank.
Lesser Black Backed gulls were moving >NE as well as a few Herring gull but otherwise a poor morning although it had all the right ingredients for something maritime coming through.
All the frog spawn up there is now frozen solid.
                                         The afternoon was a washout with the snow blizzards but nice to meet 
walkers/birders, Alison and Nigel battling the elements.

Fly Flatts
2 Ringed Plovers
14 LBB gull.............>NE
4 Herring gull..........>NE
BS