Friday, October 02, 2015

Fly Flatts

This morning - flat calm conditions 16c hot sunshine - is this really Fly Flatts !!!?
1 Stonechat down the track at the far end (no Wheatears today)
1 Dipper singing in the outflow by the roundhouse
1 juvenile Peregrine chasing about and at on time stopped on the shoreline to drink and rest
1 Wigeon
2 Mallard
2 Lapwing
1 Curlew flyover high and calling >W
40+ Meadow Pipits around the site
1 distant Common Buzzard
c25 Black-headed Gulls
4 Kestrels
1 distant Raven
And how could I forget - a Wren at the far end on the walls with the Stonechat
A Grey Squirrel at the outflow as well was unusual and high up for this species

Cold Edge Road
c12 Swallows

Cold Edge


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Like the photos Dave and some good birds there as well.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

You did well with the birds up there today Dave, nice pics too.

ChrisJB said...

I've never made it up there yet. Must do so some day.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Have to work hard for birds up there Chris but it has it's rewards - often through a scope!

Brian Sumner . said...

Hope the Wigeon has,nt been flushed for Sunday with the shooters and boaters.