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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No sightings of Roe Deer, Hare or Badger will be mentioned on this blog throughout the year and links will be removed from other blogs giving the whereabouts of these mammals due to the rising influx of poaching, long dogging and lamping by sick individuals.
Monday, August 1, 2022
A good start to August.
1 of 2 very distant Greenshank in the heat haze.
1st bird left >E
Just 4 LBB gull
A bright and calm sunny morning at Fly Flatts with a light W>2 at 13 degrees but a strong heat haze around the shoreline.
First scope of the morning produced a single Greenshank in the NE corner but after some feeding and preening it up and left very high and >E.
A walk the length of the west bank to check the north shore only produced a single Common Sandpiper though several Wheatears were present with a minimum count of 12.
A sign of early dispersion was 3 Willow Warblers in the lagoon tree, a species that I only get over these next 3 months whilst the 3 hatched Pied Wagtails left the nest today and were flying freely around the area but still being fed with the adult pair. That,s 5 young the pair have successfully reared this year.
A few gulls around the shore but nothing skyward in the bright clear conditions. Hopes were dashed for an Osprey over today with several on the move to the north of the area.
Heres a few better Greenshank photos I took at TMR a few years back.