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Friday, April 2, 2021

Gulls on the move, Fly Flatts

 

                                   3 Goose species, Greylag, Canada, Barnacle.
                                          Unusual to have Greylag at this site.

A decent morning weather wise at Fly Flatts with an icy cold NE>4 at 2 degrees with full cloud and good visibility. By late afternoon the weather had deteriorated, in my view , to clear blue skies and full sun at 9 degrees.
                          Gulls were the bird of the morning with a count of 127 >NE and 3 LBBs >SE. A single Buzzard was high over the western ridge and 3 Ravens over The Nab.
                        The east bank held 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank and 2 Wheatear but all at distance sheltering from the wind. Golden Plovers could be heard from Fill Belly Flat but keeping out of sight in the high vegetation.
                               Plenty boats arriving at the club today ready for Sundays blast off  but the sailors were a bit apprehensive with a strong westerly forecast , being out of practice with nearly 2 years off the water due to repairs to the reservoir basin and then Covid.  

Fly Flatts
127 Herring gull.................>NE, all 1w and 2w.
3 LBB gull.........................>SE
2 Wheatear
3 Ringed Plover
2 Redshank
3 Raven
1 Buzzard
+ usual sp.
BS