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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back Lane Plantation, Ogden

                                    Passage of Herring Gulls over

                         Plenty Woodpigs in the plantation
                             Crossbill fodder but no birds.

One hour this p.m. checking out Back Lane plantation , Ogden for Crossbills found 7 present but reluctant to get into the tree tops with the cold WNW>4 blowing so the jinx of no Crossbill photos for me continues.
The birds were constantly on the move from the plantation to the Giants Tooth and back but always dropping into the thick of the plantation instead of around the outskirts.
Inside the plantation Chaffinch and Siskin were present and 2 Moorhen were on the pond at the top edge whilst a steady flow of Herring gulls moved >W overhead.

18 Herring Gulls................................... >W
4 Siskin
7 Crossbill
c60 Woodpigeons
1 Sparrowhawk
Sev Chaffinch
+ usual corvids.
BS

1 comment:

DJSutcliffe said...

Glad you picked the Crossbills up Bri - always special around our area. I think the records have been more regular in recent years ?
They do move around a lot from Back Lane - which is perhaps a help to pick them up with the calls.
Nice one with the Herring Gulls still moving through our area as well.