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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WEST YORKSHIRE BIRDING
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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.
A cool windy morning at Fly Flatts with a moderate W>4 bringing light showers at 12 degrees with broken dark cloud and some sun. Visibility was good.
An exceptionally quiet morning with a walk the length of the west bank and a full scope around the shoreline finding just a single Common Sandpiper on the east bank.
A good overnight fall of Wheatear with a minimum count of 18 on the south bank all slowly ground hopping through, otherwise it was just down to the usual species.
Luckily a late afternoon gull check at Ogden saved the day with a single adult Yellow Legged Herring gull present among the gulls on the east bank. Around 100 Black Headed, 80 LBB and 16 Herring gulls present but no Commons which are late arriving back this year.
A single Curlew headed >W whilst 3 Oystercatchers and a Common Sandpiper were on the shore. A Gt Crested Grebe was on the water along with 5 f Tufted duck.
Yellow Legged Herring seem to be getting more common each year or possibly the fact that birders are more aware of them now so tend to look for them more. I,ve had 6 so far this year.