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BS




Monday, August 8, 2022

Fly Flatts/Ogden, a good bird at each.

 

FLY FLATTS                      Just a single wader at Fly Flatts, Common Sandpiper
                                                       adult
OGDEN                                    3 of 8 Curlew

                                              A variety on the shore.
                                             Yellow Legged Herring gull, adult.
                                         Different bird to my last one.

                                            With Common gull




A bad start to the morning weather wise at Fly Flatts with wall to wall sunshine and dead calm at 14 degrees. Not reservoir weather at all, but fortunately, part way through the watch, clouds appeared and the wind increased slightly to NW>2.
                                      A full check of the shoreline produced just 1 Common Sandpiper on the wader scene with 5 juv Black Headed gull, 2 LBBs and a single juv Herring on the shore.
Nothing in the sky other than 2 Raven, one landing on the shore for a short time, whilst the 2 local Kestrel were over the Nab.
                                  The morning was saved with passerines comprising of  7 Wheatear, 4 Stonechat, 
2 Willow Warblers and my first returning juv Spotted Flycatcher of the year.
                          Ogden mid afternoon put up a good show with 8 Curlew present, 3 on the shoreline and 5 spread around, skulking among the rocks well camouflaged, as well as 2 Oystercatchers and 2 Common Sandpipers.
                        Around 60 LBB gull, c 100 BH gull, 8 ad Herring plus 9 juv and a nice Yellow Legged Herring. This being another adult but a different gull to my last one at this site.
Not a pleasing forecast for the rest of the week with hot sun and light winds.
BS