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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day of the Cormorant, Ogden

The Ogden Cormorant joined the movers and left.
1 of 2 LBBs

Heron trying its luck in the water plant.
                                                        LBB passing through
Sunday Oct 30th 2011
Another Fly Flatts abandonment due once again to dense fog and heavy drizzle.
Back down at Ogden the mist cleared by 0800hrs leaving a bright , calm autumnal morning until 0935 when another front started closing in bringing cloud and drizzle.
Skies were quiet apart from a few Woodpigeons probably marking the near end of vis mig for another year though Cormorants were on the move with 3, 2 and another 2 then joined by the Ogden bird all heading >E.
The edges of the wood were busy with a growing number of Goldcrests and Treecreepers showing well.
Several Tit flocks were apparent along with Chaffinchs and Dunnocks. Two Redpoll were a nice treat and 4 Crossbills flew over calling heading towards the giants tooth.

8 Cormorant.............................>E
2 LBB gulls
3 Common Gulls
28 BH gulls
2 Redpoll
11 Goldcrest
3 Treecreepers
Flocks of Tits and Chaffinch
Sev Dunnocks and Robins
usual Mallards etc
BS

3 comments:

NigelK said...

Lets hope there's an increase in Crossbill numbers.
c70 Fieldfare and odd Redwing over back field at approx 0740hrs but no Woodpiggies.

DJSutcliffe said...

I was waiting for the mega at fly this morning! Should have had a lay in this morning Bri! Good do with the Cormorants.

Brian Sumner said...

Couldnt believe another Sunday morning of fog up there, Ive had 1 Sunday at Fly Flatts over the vis mig season, oh well, theres always next year.