Friday, April 15, 2016

Fly Flats

Yesterday 14th April
An interesting morning..
More Nyger seed put down at the feeding station but nothing doing - then surpise, surprise!! 12 Twite were feeding on the embankment at the northern end but they spooked and went off high >NE towards 'The Nab before I could get a photo of them. Still, it's encouraging that we got some up there at last !
5+ Wheatear
1 Common Sandpiper + usual waders
1 Swallow >N
Barnacle Goose back there with the Canadas
2 B H Gulls went >S and 2 adult LB B Gulls were loafing - probably after Canada eggs (?). Gulls looking splendid in full summer plumage.
1 distant Raven
Also the other day (11th)  - a Weasel with a big Frog carrying it along the embankment -  substantial meal for a weasel !!
Male Wheatear


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Twite - good reward for your Niger seed project!
Good to get Common Sand back as well.
Like the photos, hope the Twite pose for your next visit up there!!

ChrisJB said...

Lovely wheatear shot Dave.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Cracking Wheatear Dave

Brian Sumner . said...

Encouraging news on the Twite Dave, it shows Fly Flatts can still pull them in.