WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING.
I am based at Queensbury and bird a patch
within a 10 mile range of home incorporating 16 stretches of water, several plantations, a belt of woodland, stretches of river and canal and good areas of moorland. I specialize in upland birds, reservoir and sky watching. My local patch is Fly Flatts reservoir. Any reports can be sent by text or call to 07771 705024 or see profile for e mail address.
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Monday, October 25, 2021
LEESHAW 126 Greylag in the goose field
Greylags moving over high and >NE
Eventually joined with the geese from the field
Clouds of Starlings >SW
8 Wigeon on the water
FLY FLATTS Single gull over, very pale Herring or Caspian, 1st winter
Bill looked longer than photos show
To be investigated
Tongue in cheek, head colour, shape and eye looked Caspian
My original 1st winter Caspian from 16/10/2017 + next 3 pics.
Leeshaw reservoir was once again under the foggy cloud base with good visibility on a SW>3 with broken cloud and some sun in amongst the light drizzle.
This site was buzzing early morn with 126, new in, Greylags in the big field whilst several Greylags were moving overhead >NE, eventually joined with the geese in the field.
A small group of 8 Wigeon were on the water whilst Mipits, Pied and Grey Wagtails were moving over but it was Starlings that stole the show, piling over in squadrons from 10 to 30 birds apart from what looked like a massive black cloud over the water with excess of 150 birds all >NW.
No sign of yesterdays Jack Snipe but good company with Brian Vickers and Rod Proctor
reminiscent of the early days of B.O.G.
Mid afternoon and Fly Flatts was still in non birding mode with a few Mipits, 2 LBB gulls and 2 Mallard. The above pictured gull looked very Caspian type or a very pale Herring although the head shape and colour plus the dark eye, and comparing it to the last Caspian fly over I had at this site, also October , looks worth investigating for Caspian to me!