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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A wet vis mig watch/ Ogden

5 Minutes shelter under the trees
A bleak outlook.

OGDEN    0800-1000hrs  Heavy rain throughout, low cloud, slight WSW>2
 Anywhere above Ogden was in the clouds this morning with large banks of fog swirling around.
Ogden itself was clear but very grey with heavy rain never easing throughout the watch though this didnt deter the birds from moving. Meadow Pipits numbers were low but Swallows piled through keeping just above tree level. Alba Wagtails came through well and Snipe and Chaffinch headed in the same direction.
A small flock of Coal Tit flew over very high and in a moving direction closely followed by Siskin.
The water level is well up now and the mud and spit favoured by the gulls has gone. Several gulls were on the water including the Hybrid Herring/ LBB ? and in the wood tit flocks are building with Ltt tits being the prominent bird.
I,ll try dry out now and put the dogs in the tumble dryer, only kidding, dont try this at home. Now I know what DJS s mobile phone felt like.

Movers :-
319 Swallow....................................>W then >SW
16 Alba Wagtail..............................>W
115 Meadow Pipit..........................>W
5 Snipe..........................................>W
18 Chaffinch...................................>W
5 Coal Tits.....................................>W
8 Siskin.........................................>W
7 Mistle Thrush.............................>W

Birds present :-
17 Ltt Tits
32 Common Gull
19 BH Gull
1 LBB Gull
1 Hybrid Gull  ,Herring/LBB ?
1 Gt Crested Grebe
usual tits, robins etc, high number of Dunnocks
BS

1 comment:

NigelK said...

You deserved a good haul like that; 5 Snipe is great.