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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Horrendous conditions at Ogden.

Black Headed gull thinking it was on the North sea
                                      Even the ducks were sheltering in the trees
                                         Quiet on the Raggalds Flood

Atrocious  conditions at Ogden with gale force NW>7 and torrential driving rain showers throughout. One of those mornings where you think I,ll not bother but luckily with 3 dogs you,ve no choice but to get out there and once out I enjoy it anyway, whatever the weather throws at me.
Gull numbers were up with 100+ Black Headed and 25 Commons although it was hard to check them out with high waves and white horses on the water.
The woods around the circumference were quiet but managed 5 Goldcrest, 6 Coal Tits and a few Blue and Greats mainly in Alders.
A check on Raggalds Flood on the way back found 2 Common gull, 8 BH gull and 7 Lapwing.
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

Goldcrest reminds me I have to find one yet this year. Ogden has been good to you; I ain't had Siskin nor Redpoll neither.

Brian Sumner . said...

I need Siskin and Redpoll this year yet.
The Goldcrests seem to stick to the same area that the Redpoll, Siskin and Treecreepers show.
Thats the first lot of Alders on the left going clockwise around the water.