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A few shots from the Flashes this week.
 

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It's not only darvic-ringed birds that can be read in the field, given the right conditions! The attached shows details of the the first Finnish-ringed BHG to be recorded at Upton
 

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Enjoyed morning at Buzzarded Central,North Moors Shelducks,Tufted and Gadwall plus Grey Heron. Pr Jays, green finch, GSW hammering.
Other highlights Moors, mistle thrush, large sparrowhawk still good numbers linnets,stock Dove A38 field
Flashes, 2 LRP ,10 Avocet, single Curlew .Peregrine around masts, kestrel.
60 birds altogether
 
... and a new darvic-ringed BHG at the Moors Pool yesterday. A speedy response from the co-ordinator with the details (attached) plus a record shot of the bird.
 

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Responding to JTB`s Twitter comment on the lack of BH Gulls preparing to breed at the Flashes. Would it have anything to do with the number of dead/diseased BHG`s scattered around the Flashes???, which I noted on my first visit in two years last week. Should these bodies be disposed of to stop/prevent any further Bird Flu?
 
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Responding to JTB`s Twitter comment on the lack of BH Gulls preparing to breed at the Flashes. Would it have anything to do with the number of dead/diseased BHG`s scattered around the Flashes???, which I noted on my first visit in two years last week. Should these bodies be disposed of to stop/prevent any further Bird Flu?
It's is probably down to the fox which has been seen twice recently inside the fence.
DEFRA advise against removing dead birds for health reasons.
 
DEFRA is aware, reported via the Trust, of the dead gulls. So far they have not arranged for anyone, suitably protected, to collect the bodies. Due to the attention of Carrion Crows there are not many bodies remaining in a condition to examine and determine a cause of death, so we can only presume bird-flu is the reason.
This may be the reason the gulls have deserted the breeding areas, equally it may be the presence of a fox inside the fence. There may be another reason.
 
Cettis Warbler are becoming very active & visible across the Moors (approx 6) & Hen Brook Hide (2) & Sailing Pool car park (1) - Flashes at the moment.
 

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DEFRA is aware, reported via the Trust, of the dead gulls. So far they have not arranged for anyone, suitably protected, to collect the bodies. Due to the attention of Carrion Crows there are not many bodies remaining in a condition to examine and determine a cause of death, so we can only presume bird-flu is the reason.
This may be the reason the gulls have deserted the breeding areas, equally it may be the presence of a fox inside the fence. There may be another reason.
Interesting reading that Avion flu can be passed onto mammals such as foxes if infected bird is eaten.
 
It's is probably down to the fox which has been seen twice recently inside the fence.
DEFRA advise against removing dead birds for health reasons.
DEFRA is aware, reported via the Trust, of the dead gulls. So far they have not arranged for anyone, suitably protected, to collect the bodies. Due to the attention of Carrion Crows there are not many bodies remaining in a condition to examine and determine a cause of death, so we can only presume bird-flu is the reason.
This may be the reason the gulls have deserted the breeding areas, equally it may be the presence of a fox inside the fence. There may be another reason.
At least 2 gulls were on their last legs at the flashes today, the water didn't seem very clean, perhaps worth checking? The gulls at the Moors seemed much more healthy.
 
At least 2 gulls were on their last legs at the flashes today, the water didn't seem very clean, perhaps worth checking? The gulls at the Moors seemed much more healthy.
Not sure if the Trust is planning to test the water quality. I can ask, but perhaps enquiries from others may add weight to such a query.
There may, of course, be remnants of the botulism from a couple of years ago, although this feels completely different to what we were seeing at the time, plus anything resulting from many years of bird crap!
 
Today's highlights from the Moors, Flashes* and Sailing Pool**.

Avocet (8)*------------------Curlew (1)
LRP (3)----------------------Oystercatcher (2) (2)
Lapwing (4)-----------------Shelduck (3) (2)
Pochard (2)------------------Gadwall (4) (pr)*
Shoveler (20)----------------Tufted Duck (36) (12)**
Teal (14)---------------------B H Gull (c200) (22)
G C Grebe (3) (2)**----------Sand Martin (12)
Swallow (1)------------------Cetti's Warbler (2)
Chiffchaff (1) (1)**-----------Blackcap (singing)
Skylark

Des.
 
Some arrivals today;

Moors;
2 Swallow
Willow Warbler singing by North Moors hide
2 Blackcap
Marked increase in Chiffchaff

Flashes;
10 Avocet
5 Little Ringed Plover
Dunlin
2 Blackcap by entrance
Sedge Warbler in sub song from Hen Pool hide per Matt Smith
Wheatear briefly to Sewage works Meadow per Glenn Hunt
 

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