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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Boxing Day Bash, Ogden

Everyones favourite, Bullfinch, except gardeners.
Bullfinch and Long Tailed Tit
The only water hole
Gulls in the early sun

A cold crisp morning with early dense fog patches low down luckily clearing from Ogden early on.
Only one small water hole remaining surrounded by Mallard and gulls and several gulls scattered about on the ice including the Med gull.
The Med gull was standing on one leg making me wonder if it was the Tabor bird but several of the other gulls were doing the same probably due to the ice.
All the passerine birds were on the western side of the res in and around the Alders, at one point getting Redpoll, Siskin, Bullfinch and Long Tailed Tits in one tree. Goldcrest numbers are also increasing but this group was very mobile moving through the conifers and eventually going deeper into the plantation.
Got away early before all the Boxing Day once a year walkers in their designer gear arrived.
BS
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4 comments:

NigelK said...

by 1115hrs approx only the gulls were left. No passerines around the footpath except GSW. Denise reports 6 Redwing and I got 8 Herring Gull overhead. Soil Hill top field only bird - Green Woody!

AndyC said...

Does the Med Gull come to bread or just stay in the middle all the time.????

NigelK said...

On my visits the Med Gull has never come to bread at Ogden

Brian Sumner said...

Ive thrown bread onto the ice fetching a mad swarm of gulls but the Med gull stays put right in the centre. Seen it 4 times now aided by scope but havent managed 1 photo