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Friday, October 15, 2021

Some days are diamonds, some days are stone. Fly Flatts/ Thornton fields and Doe Park.

 

                                             Queensbury morning sunrise.
                                      Kestrel over Thornton fields



A lovely morning to be up on the top of the moors at Fly Flatts unless you was hoping to see birds.
Bright, clear blue sunny skies on a light cold NE>3 at a chilly 4 degrees and a white ground frost.
                                  High hopes for a morning packed with moving birds was soon dashed with empty skies and water and nothing on the deck.
A 15 minute boost of Woodpigs looked promising but this quickly petered out leaving me with a few Mipits, Reed Buntings and Herring gulls. By 0915 hrs boredom had set in but I stuck it out until 1000 hrs, just in case!
                        Mid afternoon and back to the Thornton fields to see if the 2 Med gulls were still present but no signs today. A check of all the appropriate fields plus a quick look over the water from the top of the hill produced around 100 small gulls but well spread out and mostly in areas out of view.
                           The water at Doe Park just held the usual Canadas, Mallards etc though MP had a Teal on there this morning.
                           With no Meds found and no reports from MP today the birds could have possibly moved on. Hopefully better tomorrow with a cloudy day on a light SW>2 , as long as the fog holds off.

Fly Flatts
327 Woodpigs...............>S
3 Reed Bunting.............>SE
12 Mipits......................>S
4 Herring gull..............>SE

Doe Park and gull fields
2 Kestrel
1 juv Peregrine
18 Goldfinch
1 Buzzard
+ usual sp.
BS