Friday, September 04, 2015

Fly Flatts etc

Yesterday - a Red Kite drifting north at 15:25 was nice. Always a special bird wherever you see one !
3 House Martins >N trailing the kite
20+ Swallows also >N
5 Wheatear
A few Red Grouse about showing on the moor

This morning it was pretty dead in that northerly wind although a few Swallows were coming across the water and heading >E towards the wind farm - which now looks to be being demolished to make way for 'the big ones' !
2 Wheatears
2 Kestrels
12 Meadow Pipits >W

Hunter Hill watchpoint today - not a lot doing other than
c30 Swallows and at least 2 House Martins in the shelter of the hill
2 Meadow Pipits
1 Wheatear


Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice one with the Red Kite Dave

Bradshaw Rambler said...

40% of the small turbines at Ogden have been out of action for the last 18 months or more Dave so maybe the big 'uns will make up for the electricity lost by them not being repaired.

I'm not sure if turbines are a good thing or not.

I'm tending to think not good for our birds.


Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Kestrel found with broken neck under one of turbines up on soil hill the other day