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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A wet and windy Queensbury

Sunset over Foxhill

A wild and windy Queensbury today with a W>6 gusting 7 around midday with several showers becoming heavy rain by 1900hrs.
A few Common Gulls were in the park at lunch time with their heads to the wind and gripping the pitch so as not to get blown away. Did a scan through them because twice now in previous years Ive found a Kittiwake amongst them in similar conditions.

The super Suts have struck again, this time finding another, or the same ad Med gull at Ogden today and well done on the cracking photos of yesterdays Terns which clearly shows one as a Common and to me, the other as an Arctic, a great find and unusual inland to have two different species of Tern together.
I was told today that they are now letting the water rise again at Ogden but it will be slow as it is also feeding Mixenden.

Arctic Tern is my 100th personnel species tick for Ogden.
BS

3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

Nice one with the ton-up Bri-is that just this year!

Brian Sumner said...

I know Ogden can be good , but not that good. The hundred up for Ogden is species Ive seen there since time began!

My 2010 species list for this area including Fly Flatts stands at 113 so far.

DJSutcliffe said...

Not sure what my list is for Ogden - my note keeping is great - just can't ever find the bit I'm looking for. Do you go back to L T Duck there in Nov/Dec 73 ?

You have done well with 113 Bri. My list for Calderdale this year is 125 so you could well overtake me yet. I would just love it if you did!