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Monday, December 27, 2010

A snowy Ogden

1st winter BH Gull
Adult BH Gull
1st winter BH Gull
Hungry Magpie

A dark miserable morning with drizzle to start then turning to snow forcing an early finish whilst I could still get back up the hill to Queensbury.
The water hole was near deserted with just 18 BH and 5 Common plus 8 Mallard, most of the Mallard were in the feeding area.
A bag full of left over sausage rolls and mince pies failed to tempt the gulls but the corvids had a good feast and a few gulls were hovering round as I left. No sign of the Med gull today but with limited water it could have been forced on.
The 2 pair of Bullfinch were in the same area with Lt tits but no Siskin or Redpoll. Goldcrests were dotted about in the conifers but only 5 were counted.
Looking out now the snow is looking serious with flakes as big as half crowns coming down. Bet most of you dont remember half crowns!
BS
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2 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

I can remember half-crowns !

Brian Sumner said...

We were well off if we had a half crown or a 2 bob bit in our pockets.