Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sunny day

Very busy at the moment and a lot to catch up,,,,I don't know why I stopped at fly flats this morning but Im glad I did,I got out of the car to loud calls from Redshank ,Oyk , Curlew and lapwing,i put my bins up to scan the res and bingo an Osprey flying low over the moor, didnt get much on it but a defo all the same..Walked to the res an adult male Greenland wheatear popped on to the fence .Common sands and dunlin calls could be herd and more Redshanks alarming away...4 noisy  LBBGulls headed over and a steady stream of swallows all  north. A couple of female type Wheatears , 2 Ravens over,3 snipe drumming away it don't get better......................
  Been doing a lot of newt stuff so farthis year managed 50+ Smooths , 30+ Palmates and 3 great crested ( at Nicks carters place on the coast), A migrant Tree pipit on my local patch was a real treat as warblers seem to be void in northowram this year, Linnets are up to 8 so far ...Found a nice Blue headed wagtail and Ring Ouzel in Nottingham the other day..................

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Great stuff, especially with the Osprey this morning Andy. Always a fantastic bird and especially so at a local site.

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice one on the Osprey Andy, I was just a day out. Fly Flatts can be grim but when it shines, how it shines.

Nick Carter said...

Nice one Andy!