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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir p.m. visit.

                 Around 80 Greylag + same amount of young.
                  This Wren kept me entertained 15 minutes




                   and this is the reason it was hanging around
                                          Wren junior

                   Lapwings still watching over their chicks
 Oystercatcher numbers building.

1530 hrs and a 2 hour spell at Leeshaw expecting Terns but being disappointed on that score.
                                                             A bright clear late afternoon with a W>4 and very little cloud.
Its beginning to feel now like June, the quietest month, is beginning to kick in with all birds busy tending their young and collecting food. The fields around Leeshaw are alive with young geese, Lapwings, Curlews and Mipits all of which seem to have had a good breeding season.
                                                               Oystercatcher numbers are increasing here with 8 present where the count got up to 22 last year by 12th July.

8 Oystercatchers
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
1 Little Ringed Plover
3 Curlew
1 Cuckoo
+ usual sp.
BS

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