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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Beyond a joke, FOG.

                                       

As expected the fog from last night had thickened up to dense this morning so Fly Flatts was a no go.
On arrival at Ogden the fog was just as bad so with 3 dogs in the back waiting for their walk and me needing a birding injection drastic action had to be taken and head for the lowlands.
Elland Gravel Pits is usually a good get out but this morning the mist was hanging low and there was heavy drizzle throughout, even the anglers looked more miserable than usual as they peered out from beneath their umbrellas.
It was just a walk on the canal path and back as everywhere was thick of mud and I didnt fancy coming back to dog bathing.  The place has altered a lot since the days that I used to visit it every Sunday and I found it impossible to scan the ski lake now that its shrouded in trees,even from the layby.
However , as always, it produced some decent birds though fleeting glimpses and no chance of photos in the conditions other than the two above.

15 Cormorant
4 Little Grebe
2 Jay
11 Siskin
23 Lt Tit
1 Kingfisher
2f  1m Goosander
+ usual  sp.
BS

4 comments:

Dean said...

Back to the murk here in the south of the county as well, Brian.

Perhaps they should shorten the year and do away with November altogether ;-)

Brian Sumner said...

You could have a point there Dean.
Sorry to hear that its as glum where you are. Its midday now and the fog,s just as thick so its wait till next weekend now.

NigelK said...

and there is more to endure, splendid, marvellous.

DJSutcliffe said...

There could have been a real rarity at Fly this morning Bri!!!Mind you, you obviously wouldn't have seen it. Always good to check out the gravel pits though