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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

When are the Goldeneye going to appear ?






Jan/ Feb 2011 Ogdens Goldeneye.

Has everyone got a shortage of Goldeneye this year or is it just this area where so far ones and twos have been reported but nothing in way of the numbers we usually get. The mild weather will play the biggest part of stopping them moving around but Ogden and Fly Flatts have usually had long staying birds by now. Maybe next weeks promise of sub zero temperatures will get the water fowl moving a bit.
A report to me today from a customer who lives near Mixenden reservoir said the Black Swan flew from the water at last light yesterday but he did,nt get chance to see if it had returned today and I,ve heard nothing about  it but Im sure someone will be checking it out shortly.
The customer said he hoped it had moved on as if it remained it would probably end up getting shot with air rifles which is a bit ripe in the area.
Another drizzly low cloud day at the  top of this hill so nothing untoward to report.
BS

1 comment:

Dean said...

I`m looking forward to the forecasted cold spell, Brian. And as you say, let`s hope it stirs up some movement.