Monday, May 18, 2015

Fly Flatts etc

Started off with 2 hours at Fly Flatts in the wind and rain sitting in the car scanning. It paid off with an immature Kittiwake at 10:05 dropped in during a heavy downpour and bathed before heading off >NW at 10:15 as the squall passed.
4 Kestrels
1 Wheatear
Usual waders
c20 L B B Gulls and 12 Herring Gulls also > NW
It was good to see Gordon up there too and catch up with a few things !

Cold Edge Road
19 Golden Plover opposite Nolstar

Cold Edge
Pink-footed Goose still with the Canada flock and 6 Greylags one of which had an orange neck collar but too distant to get any details!

Mixenden
c200 hirundines mostly Swallows with just a few Sand Martins and House Martins and a few Swifts over the res'r

3 comments:

Brian Sumner . said...

Well anticipated today Dave, with yesterdays gull rush and ideal conditions for maritime birds this morning. reservoir watching was a good choice and rewarded with a Kittiwake.
Not sure about the , sat in the car
bit though !

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Kittiwake - Great spot Dave.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

It made a good hide yesterday but a bit draughty.!