Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fly Flatts

Late morning -great morning !
A skein of Pink-footed Geese came over high around 12:28, making a racket. Heck!! , they are early returners for our winter from northern climes. We usually get them late September and October.
I was surprised they landed, at first on the mud then, unsettled, they went up again and after some hesitancy they alighted on the north end pond area and started grazing.
Final count from flight photo's 95 + 1 straggler that came over later.
Also MH arrived followed by BV just in time to see them before they left >WNW at 12:53,unfortunately disturbed by a jogger.

Also this morning...…...
1 Pintail
37 Mallard
12 Teal
1 Cormorant >S
c6 Kestrels
12+ House Martins and 1 Swallow - all >S
40+ Meadow Pipits >NW
1 Raven
1 Merlin


Brian Sumner . said...

Stonking photos there Dave, a great mornings work. I,ve only ever had a single Pinkie on the deck at Fly and this is your second lot with your last sighting of the birds on the Flat Moor last year, or maybe year before? This years rushing on, we,ll be looking for winter thrushes next.

David Sutcliffe said...

Shame I only had the bridge camera today but pleased with some records shots even if it's just for a count.
Bring 'em on …. (the thrushes) !!!!
Pinkies along the east coast as well today with 600+ through Spurn.

Brian Sumner . said...

My earliest Pinks have been 18th Sept.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good do with the Pinkies on the deck Dave.
I've only seen the odd one on the ground locally.
Great to get photos as well.

Dave Brotherton said...

Great Stuff Dave