Friday, April 08, 2016

Fly Flats, Withens Head

Fly Flats
A quite morning first thing though things improved as the morning progressed.
No migrant waders - usual suspects including 4 Redshank
No hirundines passing through which surprised me !
No Twite at the feeding station though more seed put down  - just in hope !
2 Wheatears and a few Meadow pipits
Nice vocal flock of 103 Golden Plover (count from photo's) must have got spooked on Ovenden Moor but returned to the moor.
Plenty Canada's as usual, 1 Barnacle Goose and 8 Greylag Geese
1 drake Tufted Duck
1 Red Kite over very high >W was a nice surprise
 Barnacle Goose

 Distant Red Kite
c103 Golden Plover

Withens Head and top end of Cold Edge
No sign of the Ring Ouzels from earlier this week
1 Wheatear
1 Little Owl
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Ravens high >SW
2 Kestrels

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Like the photos Dave.
Always a real bonus - a Red Kite.

3 Swallows down Lightcliffe area this morning.

John

David Sutcliffe said...

Thanks for the Swallow records John

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice one with the Red Kite Dave

Brian Sumner . said...

A worthwhile visit despite the lack of Twite Dave, they,ll come.