Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Mixenden Reservoir etc....

Heavy showers today - maybe something would drop in ! Not to be but it was interesting to see a few hirundines and Swifts feeding in the south-west corner. After watching them for a while I noticed May Flies emerging from the water - as soon as they took flight they were immediately 'scoffed'. So interesting to watch the Swifts zooming in on them - and they were gone - a very short adult life indeed !! Grey Wagtail, Pied Wagtail, Chaffinch and House Sparrow also joined in the fly-catching feast.

Sparrowhawk and Grey Heron also about there and I also found a Coal Tit nesting in the wall right next to the main road.

Also scoped Fly Flatts from the top road for a while as the heavy showers came in. Usual species at a distance but a male Wheatear was nice to see close by.

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