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BS




Thursday, October 6, 2022

Leeshaw Reservoir and an afternoon twitch.

 

                                                       Dipper down in the beck



                                       Usual Cormorants around
                                          2 fighting over large trout.

                                       Ended up with an LBB snatching it.
                                  This time there was no Heron around to pinch it as before
                                      Several small gulls and Crows showing interest though.

A better morning at Leeshaw with a mix of sunshine and drizzle showers though still blustery on a SW.4 at 9 degrees.
                    Much livelier today with plenty BH and Common gulls around in the fields where the muck spreading was taking place at my last visit, but only 2 adult LBB, one of which was enjoying a trout for breakfast kindly provided by 2 Cormorant.
                  A careful check through the gulls for Med failed to come up with anything but good to find the Dipper returned to the beck along with 2 Pied Wagtails   The big field held 23 Canadas, 9 Stock Doves, 12 Mallard and around 50 Goldfinch.
                 Early afternoon was a dash to Thornton after a text and photo from MP of a 1cy Bar Tailed Godwit in one of the gull fields. Unfortunately the bird had moved on when I arrived after it had been constantly harassed with the gulls but plenty gulls to search through but all BH and Commons with no big gulls or Meds at the moment. A field nearby held several Pheasants and Red Legged Partridge whilst a large flock of around 80 Goldfinch were very mobile.
                  My last Barwit sightings were, Fly Flatts..2/5/2011 and TMR..3/11/2012 so I,m well overdue for one. Thanks for the shout Mark.
BS