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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fly Flatts/ Ogden

Bright and sunny with a cold N>3 wind and birdless skies.
First birds of the morning were a group of 20 Wigeon >SW over Fly Flatts but dont know if they came off the water or just fly overs but from there on it was downhill.
The massive Woodpig movement reported missed my area completely with just a few seen to the east.
Three squadrons of Starlings headed >NW and the water held 11 BH gulls and 5 Commons,
otherwise a few Red Grouse were present.
By the time I got to Ogden every man and his dog was there and apart from a good number of small gulls and 1 m Goldeneye that was it.
To make matters worse I was experimenting with a new camera and didnt get 1 photo worth showing, better get the manual out again?
BS

5 comments:

NigelK said...

Did you get an SLR as per our recent chat? What make?
20 Wigeon is bloomin good for this area.

Brian Sumner said...

20 Wigeon flying over my head would have been better if Id have had my old faithful camera to snap them with.

DJSutcliffe said...

You been having another spend then Bri!! (manuals can be hard work as well) sure you will soon get it sussed.
Good do with the Wigeon and the Goldeneye as well today.

DJSutcliffe said...

I totally missed out on the Woodpigeons as well at Lee Mount - not a woody in sight but Andy was clocking them up for fun at Northowram. Swales might not have been a bad bet this morning as gather they were over towards Emley Moor direction.

Brian Sumner said...

DCB/HC clocked 20,000+ just over the hill to me more to the east, odd how they stick to a certain flight path.
Like you say, Ringby would have been the spot.