Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mixenden Reservoir and Withens Head/Fly Flatts

Out and about for an hour or so late morning.
4 adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls looked immaculate
4 Cormorant
5 Mallard
46 Canada Geese
+ usual species but no sign of the Goldeneye

Good to meet up with AC at the Withens Head watch-point at the same time as AT was doing the rounds at Cold Edge. All of us trying hard for Wheatear ! (without success - yet)!

Signs of movement today up there with several Skylark sightings and a few mipits on the move as well as few alba wagtails. Plenty waders about/on the move etc with 20+ Curlew, Golden Plover, Lapwings, Oystercatcher and 3 Redshank at Fly Flatts (AC) - also a Snipe heard 'chipping' on the moor.
2 Ravens also passed through as did 2 adult Common Gulls >N over Fly Flatts


Brian Sumner . said...

The moors have suddenly burst into life Dave. Wheatear anytime now and hopes of an Osprey year.

David Sutcliffe said...

Bring 'em on.......