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BRIAN SUMNER.
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BS




Sunday, August 7, 2022

What a difference a day makes, Fly Flatts (permit only)

 

                                        1 of 4 Willow Warbler



                                        32 adult LBB gull mostly in moult.






Poor conditions this morning at Fly Flatts compared to yesterday with full sun and a moderate W>5 at 12 degrees.
                Surprising how a slight change in the weather can affect the birds so much in contrast to yesterdays lively morning, to a very quiet morning today.
                Just 6 Wheatear on the shore today whilst 4 Willow Warblers were in the lagoon tree along with the usual Pied Wagtail family.
                A group of 32 LBB gull and 11 Black Headed were on the north shore whilst the only thing skyward was the 2 resident Kestrel plus a few Swallows.
              Its looking like it could be a poor show of  returning waders this summer/autumn with plenty bright clear weather keeping them moving over high, plus the fact that most reservoirs are very low and showing banking so waders can have their pick of where to land, so its going to be just down to the luck of the draw as to what drops in to Fly Flatts. Apart from that, Fly Flatts has always been more of a spring wader location rather than an autumn stop off point.
              At least tonight I only had a few photos to go through, unlike last night where, in my haste to skim through 200 photos and get the blog out, I got my ,very poor, Hobby and Kestrel photos mixed up, which shows how bad they were, the result being, I published a Kestrel photo on the blog and titled it as a Hobby.
             Fortunately, a sharp eyed MP picked up on it, so soon my phone was ringing to correct me. Thanks for the interest Mark.
BS.