Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mixenden and Fly Flatts

Those gale force winds continue especially so at Fly Flatts. A bit of shelter for the birds from the plantation at Mixenden usually pays off.

Pair of Goldeneye
2 pairs Tufted Duck
5 Goosander
1 Cormorant
12 Mallard
4 Canada Geese
20 B H Gulls but only 2 Common Gulls.

Fly Flatts
A few Lapwings and Canada's but I couldn't find any Golden Plover or Curlews, probably hunkered down on the moor somewhere !
1 distant Peregrine
9 Herring Gulls >w
2 Jackdaws (unusual at this site) >N

Also from JJL this morning, a Chiffchaff singing along the canal side between Elland and Brighouse. Nice one John.

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Brian Sumner . said...

Big move of Herring gulls today Dave, all >W .

David Sutcliffe said...

The adults in full breeding plumage look fantastic.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

You're a tough cookie going to Fly Flats in this wind Dave!
Mixi - Great Northen Diver next?
(or is it too late in the year?).