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BS




Monday, October 18, 2021

Nothing to get excited about, Fly Flatts, (permit only).

 

                                                           Good vis mig red sunrise

                                                Red skies over t'mill, Black Dyke.
                                                    A short burst of rising sun.
                                                                 Female Pied Wagtail present.

What looked like good conditions soon proved otherwise at Fly Flatts with a nice light grey full cloud sky, making a perfect background to pick up the birds, with a very light SW>1 inc SW>3 at 10 degrees.
Low scud clouds were moving through the area obscuring visibility somewhat but these were mainly to the east and north of my position.  
                                                     A noisy skein of Whoopers came over at distance heading >E but up in the clag so got through unseen. A quick blast of Mipits headed >S in one group looking like birds that had been held down overnight in the fog whilst Starlings headed >NW.
                                                   Otherwise it was down to a few gulls, 4 Stonechat and Pied Wagtail whilst a Buzzard was perched by the feeding station but off low over the moor before I,d time to lift the camera. Just 2 Canadas on the water.
                                           It seemed very poor at Fly Flatts this morning but after being dragged around Primark in Bradford midday, Fly Flatts seemed like the best place on earth. Its worth a trip to Primark now and again as it makes you appreciate anywhere else you go.
                                           By mid afternoon the weather had deteriorated to heavy rain and fog so it was catch up with jobs time and wait for another day tomorrow.

Fly Flatts
37 Mipits....................>S
5 Woodpigs................>S
43 Starling.................>NW
2 LBB gull................>SW
5 Herring gull...........>NE
2 BH gull..................>SE
1 skein Whoopers.....>E,  heard only
2 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
1f Pied Wagtail
2 Canada geese 
4 Stonechat
BS