Friday, March 17, 2017

Fly Flats

Some rough weather and heavy rain but went up in the hope of something blown in. Not disappointed!
3 Common Gulls came through > NW at 08:35 over the reservoir with an adult Kittiwake. I watched them head off over the moor.
Then a minute or so later I found another adult Kittiwake on the Reservoir with 2 x 2nd winter Herring Gulls. I left them - still there at 09:15.
I think there must have been 2 'kits'. Though I can't be sure if the first one didn't return in the atrocious conditions (?)
1 Raven >NW over Cold Edge.

Update - Kittiwake still there at 14:10 from BS. Tricky to find out in the middle of the reservoir - look for the very white head bobbing about on the water (as in the lower shot)!
 Adult Kittiwake


Bradshaw Rambler said...

Kittiwake's a lovely bird to spot.
A nice reward for an early start in these poor weather conditions Dave.

Brian Sumner . said...

Perfect Kit weather today Dave
Well anticipated and spotted, could quite easily have missed it in the conditions. Yet another under your belt.