Sunday, June 08, 2014

Fly Flatts and Withens Head, Cold Edge

After most of the day of heavy rain yesterday I ventured out for an hour or so late afternoon as the rain stopped and the sky cleared.
Cold Edge
1 female Goosander
1 Oystercatcher

Fly Flatts
An adult Hobby passed over at 17:30 heading towards Thornton Moor. That was a nice surprise!
180+ Canada Geese + chicks all over the place.
6 Curlew
2 Lapwings
2 Redshank
1 Red Grouse
2 L B B Gulls over
Plenty Meadow Pipits feeding young
2 Skylark
1 Oystercatcher


Brian Sumner . said...

Just left TMR when you sent the call for Hobby, story of my life.

NTBR said...

David, what is the position now with access down the track towards the sailing club?

Brian Sumner . said...

There is no public access now through the gate down to the boathouse. The only access allowed is at the north end down to the reservoir then across the moor. The banking is no public access although there are no signs at the north end.
I wrote to Yorkshire Water and got a permit to walk on the banking but again access is only from the north end.
I go regular and people still climb the gate and walk down the track to the boathouse and on the banking . No one will admit it but its all down to the new shooting club up there to give them more access without being near public footpaths. Last season they were shooting near the boathouse.