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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A second soaking/ Ogden

My Sunday pm visit to Soil Hill was marred by the weather so it was back to Ogden to check out the gulls.
The weather was no different to this morning still with heavy rain but the gulls had reversed with BH gull now being the prominent species and Common gull low in numbers. Three LBBs were on the water along with the Gt Crested Grebe.
By 1545 the Black Headeds started  leaving towards Mixenden leaving just the Commons and LBBs, the Hybrid was not to be found. Several Lt Tits were flitting about and a small flock of Chaffinch flew over the water then >W over the trees but they did,nt look like migrating birds.
Nice to bump into Dave Sutcliffe which proved its not only me mad enough to stand there in this weather although this time he didnt produce anything good, perhaps he was missing his good luck charm,Jen. Anyway we had a good chat and put the birding world to rights.

c70 BH Gull
9 Common Gull
3 LBB Gull
1 Gt Crested Grebe
12 Lt Tits
1 Flock Chaffinch
BS

2 comments:

AndyC said...

I went round too about 4ish and got.......yes soaked..The only thing I can add was a single Tufted Duck and 56 Swallows dropped in .......

Brian Sumner said...

I scanned for the Tufted but missed it, at least Ogden is getting plenty attention now.