Friday, October 19, 2018

Fly Flatts

This morning - on the way up there c45 Pink-footed Geese >W at 09:35 over Mount Tabor
A nice surprise find at the northern end of the reservoir - a single Twite - such a rare bird up there in recent years after many years when it was reasonably common. It was with 2 Reed Buntings initially but I couldn't relocate it on my return an hour or so later.
Also there on the mud
2 Golden Plover
4 Lapwings
1 Dunlin
2 Wigeon
30 Mallard
4 Teal
Only 1 Kestrel there this morning - unusual though wonder if the voles are scarcer now (?)


Not a lot of sky movement this morning (unless they were very high) other than a few birds all >W.
 2 Skylark, 15 Woodpigeon, c60 Fieldfare, 12 Starlings and 4 Jackdaws.


Brian Sumner . said...

That was a shock I bet to get a Twite on the roadside Dave. Probably a blogger from yesterday when HC said the sky was alive with moving finches.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great find with the Twite Dave.
Sharp photos as well.
Well done

brian percival said...

I noticed a Kestrel road casualty up there last week.

Dave Brotherton said...

Nice find with the Twite Dave, and yes I think the raptors have taken there toll of the voles
as not so many up there now.