Friday, May 29, 2015

Mixenden, Fly Flatts, Luddenden Dean

Mixenden Res'r
Pair of Tufted Duck
1 G C Grebe
60+ Swallows and c10 House Martins feeding over the res'r

Fly Flatts
This morning heavy squally showers and sunny spells. Still no shoreline for waders !
Much as yesterday with usual sp....present
11 Herring Gulls >NW
c30 Swifts >N
3 Tufted Duck
1 Barnacle Goose with c100 Canadas - with lots of chicks appearing now!

Cold Edge Road
11 Golden Plover in the usual fields

Luddenden Dean
Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young in a hole in a dead beech tree were being watched closely by a pair of Jays !
A few warblers with Chiff-chaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap all singing
Redstart nearby
Wren and Willow Warbler nest building and Blue and Great Tits feeding young in nest boxes


Brian Sumner . said...

Seems like we,re going to get Herring gulls through the summer this time.
Looking sad on the Twite but can,t understand why as nothings changed up there.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

I can't recall Herring Gulls going through on this scale like they are this year. There must be a good reason ? Have the BOG lads noticed the same ?

Getting time to watch out for Y L Gulls as well soon !

Baffling with the Twite as well - I can't understand that either and trying to consider some reasons but no conclusions!!

Brian Sumner . said...

Have,nt heard anything from the BOG lads on Herring gulls as yet. YLG next.

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