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BS




Friday, October 1, 2021

A bad start to October

 I arrived at Fly Flatts early doors this morning to find a near gale force WSW>7 gusting gale force 8 with heavy mist over the moor and a very low cloud base carrying horizontal drizzle across the water. After a scan across the water I locked the gate and headed for lower ground.
                                         Nearest port of call on my route back was Ogden with plenty people, no birds and a very wet dog walk. By 0915 I was back home, the fastest birding session of the year.
                                        By mid afternoon it was still very windy and heavy showers so rather than waste time and petrol I got one of the dogs bathed and cut, one down, two to go.
                                      A bird less day but all is not lost and just to raise my spirits I,ve put together a few of  the interesting birds I,ve found locally during October from the last few years.

                                          The month for early Whooper Swans
                                                       Fly Flatts
                                                  As well as Pink Footed Geese

                                                   juv Mute Swan on Fly Flatts and Ogden
                                          Single Whooper on Mixenden


                                                 Ring Ouzels at Fly Flatts


                                            Shoveler, Redcar Tarn, Keighley

                                                   Great White Egret, Fly Flatts
                                         One dropped into Elton reservoir Manchester yesterday

                                               Caspian Gull, Fly Flatts
                                           KM is turning them up around the area now.
                                                        Mixenden Ring Necked Parakeets

                                                                   Fly Flatts Wigeon
                                             Leeshaw Teal
                                                 and Wigeon


                                                   Fly Flatts, 3 Twite


                                          Perseverance Road, Black Redstart 


All that is needed now is the weather.
BS