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Monday, April 5, 2021

The wild side of life, Fly Flatts.

 

FLY FLATTS a.m.                Barnacle Goose


                                       Northerly gale



                                      Icicles forming on the barrier
                                     Reward time, Yellow Legged Herring gull




FLY FLATTS p.m.                        Spray still freezing on the barrier

                                                  High tide
                                                 Greylag checking the water.
                                            Raven over
                                       1 of 3 Ringed Plover
                                                 Worm for tea
                                                        Got it


Arctic conditions at Fly Flatts this morning at minus one degree with a strong N>6 gusting 7 at 32 m.p.h. but bright clear skies with sunshine and good visibility. By late afternoon the temperature was at 0 degree and still freezing as the spray came ashore. The wind was slightly less and turned NW>6 but a pleasant day for reservoir watching.
                                                         A trickle of Herring gulls over all >NE and then a Yellow Legged Herring, michahellis, over >E. Plenty raptor activity with Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Merlin and Buzzard whilst a Raven cronked its way over the water.
                                                      The 3 long staying Ringed Plovers were on the east bank this morning sheltering and then out in the open on the south bank this afternoon getting the full force of the wind and spray from the water which didnt seem to bother them in the least.

Fly Flatts
3 Ringed Plover
3 Kestrel
1 Merlin
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Buzzard
1 Raven
23 Herring gull............>NE
1 Y.L. Herring gull......>E
+ usual sp.
BS