Monday, August 20, 2018

Mixenden reservoir etc

Early afternoon
The female type Goldeneye is still on Mixenden - looking much greyer now. Also 95 Canadas there this afternoon is a big number for this site.
c50 Swallows and 20+ House Martins feeding over the reservoir as well, with other groups moving through and feeding higher >SW in the very humid conditions.

3 single Curlews also went >W over the lower end of the Ogden golf course between 15:30 and 16:00
1 Common Buzzard >SE
1 Kestrel
1 Nuthatch in Mixenden plantation
A few Willow Warblers around were probably migrants but no sign of and other passerines in the scrubby areas.

Lee Mount
B H Gulls and L B B Gulls along with a few Common Gulls passed over late morning in  a bit of  a feeding frenzy after swarms of flying insects/ants.

A call from AC late afternoon about an Egret species (probably Little Egret) heading my way failed to materialise from my viewpoint. It maybe went up the Shibden Valley out of sight. Wonder if it dropped in at Ogden(??) A watch from the garden did however result in the very welcome sight of 2 Swifts along with a large group of Swallows and a few House Martins >SW.

Ringstone (Sunday) 3 Arctic Terns there briefly (JB)

Plenty of waders at Fly Flatts the last few days. See BS's report on his West Yorkshire Birding blog. Well done Bri, what next ?

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