Thursday, May 07, 2015

Fly Flatts

A pleasant afternoon up there after earlier wind and rain rain eased and cleared.
1 Turnstone on the mud at the top end flushed and towered high and away >W
c10 Common Sandpiers
2 Oystercatchers
6+ Lapwing
c10 Curlew
2 Redshank
Dunlin heard but not seen
c 8 Wheatear
No Twite though more Niger seed put down.
1 Herring Gull and 17 and 12 L B B Gulls through >W

Gutted by the news from Bowland today - Three grey male Hen Harriers 'disappeared' in last 3 weeks. Two of the nests were abandoned.


Muxy said...

A few Swifts in the sun at Tabor this evening.
Disgusted over the Harriers. I've given up in mine but I hope in my kids' lifetime they will maybe one day nest on our moors.

ChrisJB said...

Dreadful news on the harriers. Seems a shame that it has made the news now too as it will get swamped and buried by all the electioneering. Hmm, perhaps that was the plan all along?

Brian Sumner . said...

A great afternoon at Fly Dave, well spotted on the Turnstone. Will get some more seed down this weekend.

Bad news on the Harriers but not unexpected. Something we have to live with. Land owners get their money from the shooters, not the birders, and thats what its all about.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one with Turnstone.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

So sad about the Harriers but like others have said, money talks, you'd think landowners would have enough money already, it's just greed and cruelty.