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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Leeshaw reservoir/ Fly Flatts

 A deteriorating morning at Leeshaw reservoir with a clear dry start and a light S>3 at 12 degrees but by 0900 hrs the wind began to increase and heavy drizzle clouds moved over. 
                                                               Vis Mig seems all but over now for another year unless we get a blast of very late Fieldfares which so far, for some reason have not materialized as well as the usual skies full of Woodpigeons.
                                 A few Woodpigs and Starlings were on the move early doors before the clouds darkened and the drizzle moved in but otherwise nothing much in the skies.
Small passerines were the bird of the morning moving between the shore, the 2 trees and the field with Reed Bunting, Mipit, Goldfinch and Dunnock whilst the Wigeon was still on the water, teamed up with a pair of Mallard. 
                         A few gulls on the shore but mostly BH and Commons with just 2 Herring and 10 LBBs.
BV checked nearby Lower Laithe when he left Leeshaw and re located a Goldeneye on its second day there.
        A very dark and windy Fly Flatts mid afternoon brought a rare sighting for this year with a Short Eared Owl battling in the wind very distant to the north of the water. Otherwise it was just down to a Kestrel, Buzzard and Red Legged Partridge.
The weather for tomorrow looks like a duplicate of today with a moderate wind by midday and more rain.

Leeshaw
2 Herring gull
10 LBB gull
c 100 small gull
5 Reed Bunting
1 Dunnock
2 Goldfinch
28 Mipit
1 Wigeon
+ usual sp

Fly Flatts
1 SEO
1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
1 RL Partridge.
BS