Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Morning visit to the flood

This Post should have gone out on Sunday but only did so in part, lets give it another go, and hope the computer dosn't play up again.
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 So its Sunday morning the 1st of August and I had a look in at the flood, giving the Westies a walk round before starting to scope and here is what was kicking around. Mallard 32, Lapwing 112, Woodpigion 2, Carrion Crow 2, Stockdove 2, Black-headed Gull 1, House Martin 4, Pied Wagtail 1, and a few Swallows. Also the Moorhens are doing ok and well past the predation stage.
         Lat afternoon I payed a further visit, little change apart from a build up of Black-headed Gulls of various ages, and also quite a few juvinile Pied Wagtails.
        I also had a walk round Cliburn Moss around the mid day period, a bit quiet on the bird fron apart from a couple of Great spotted Woodpeckers, and 2 Red-legged Partridge sat on a drystone wall. The sun got really warm at one point so the flower meadow had a good selection of butterflies.
Hover Fly

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