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BS




Sunday, August 28, 2022

Looking forward to September

 With September almost on us there,s still time for some wader passage, though the month is usually highlighted with wildfowl movement with winter ducks such as Wigeon and Pintail starting to show as well as the first returning Pink Footed Geese by the middle of the month.
                 Heres a few local sightings from the last 2 year Septembers, mostly Fly Flatts, unless captioned otherwise.

                                    Brief and distant view of Green Sandpiper
                                          Short Eared Owls moving through
                                          11 Goosander over.
                                                         Single Pintail , TMR

                                                          Wigeon on Doe Park
                                           1 of 5 Black Redstart

                                         26 Wigeon landed on water, Fly Flatts + 2 Pintail.

                                            Black Redstart on the shore

                                       Plenty Stonechat passing through

                                    Osprey at Doe Park stayed several weeks




                          Spotted Flycatcher moving through as well as Whinchat, Gropper etc.
                                                  No shortage of Wheatear

So just a few of the birds to expect during September plus getting deeper into the gull season.
                        Once again today Ogden would have been heaving and also tomorrow if the weather is decent. Just 2 Swifts over Queensbury today and a few Common Gulls starting to arrive at Foxhill Park a little earlier than usual.
                     An amazing display yesterday evening over Black Dyke Mills chimney with swarms of hirundines circling the chimney top for about 20 minutes then suddenly all had gone. I text NK who is situated nearer than me and he informed me that the majority seemed to be House Martins. 
No re occurrence of that tonight.   
BS