Monday, April 25, 2016

Fly Flats and Withens Head

Cold 5c >NNW F5 with sleet showers and some bright spells curtailed most things late morning.
5 Sub-adult Herring Gulls along with 6 adult and 1 immature L B B Gulls loafing about maybe looking for Canada eggs and chicks !
4 Common Sandpipers
1 Redshank
2 Curlew
c10 Lapwings
usual Canada's and  a few Mallard but little else of note - even the Meadow Pipits were keeping down out of the wind and sleet

Withens Head
13 Golden Plover in the top field along with 2 Lapwings and a Curlew
No Golden Plover at the Nolstar fields lower down


Brian Sumner . said...

Bit fresh up there today Dave. Unusual for the Herring gulls to stick around.

David Sutcliffe said...

Wonder if these non breeding birds are latching on to the L B B G's and the Canada situation on the moors. Not seen any chicks yet but they are on eggs and hope that keeps them off the waders !!!