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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Leeshaw Reservoir


                                    1 of 2 juv Little Owls


                                     Grey Wagtail
                                          Curlews moving through


                  mega distant shots beyond 600mm range.


 5 Curlews in to land, Mallards spectating.

Being the far from Glorious 12th it was avoid the moor and over to Leeshaw although with the low number of Grouse at Fly Flatts they may have had to cancel the event as there has to be a significant count for a shoot to go ahead. Red Legged Partridge pens are being erected up there so that will kick off when the Partridge season starts on the 1st September. It would be interesting to get the sad men in the army shooting at targets that shoot back at them, this would almost certainly cure them.
Right, no more talk of sad men now as it only winds me up.
                                                             Leeshaw reservoir was bright and breezy with 30 % cloud cover allowing the sun to burn through with a W>5.
The Little Owl family was present along with 2 adult Grey Wagtails and 1 juv. surrounded by several Mipits.
Nothing actually on the water but Canadas, Greylags and Mallards around the shoreline. Not many gulls present today with just a scattering of LBBs and BHGs all sleeping on the North shore.
                                                                      Movement was interesting with Swallows, House Martin and Sand Martin through and at 1615 hrs 5 Curlew came in from the east landing briefly on the shore, refreshing, then off again >W.

Present
3 Little Owl
3 Grey Wagtails
8 Mallard
41 Canadas
37 Greylag
18 LBB gull
37 BHG gull
2 Cormorant

Vis Mig
sev Mipits......................blogging
c50 Swallows................>W
5 House Martin.............>W
2 Sand Martin..............>W
5 Curlew ....................on deck then >W.
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