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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ogden below the cloud base.

                                          Goldeneye at last for Ogden


                                              Close encounter
                                       Mixenden white crow above the Crown and Anchor

Unfortunately this morning Fly Flatts was in the low cloud with dense fog above Cold Edge Rd so a quick about turn and back to Ogden which was just below the cloud base and calm with some drizzle.
The problem here was people, now that the better weather is arriving so are the crowds with dogs flying around off the lead everywhere, even in the waters edge and people shouting trying to retrieve them. By the time I left at 1000hrs it was like Blackpool front.
At last the reservoir held a pair of Goldeneye and a single Greylag goose in with the Canadas.
Robins, Dunnocks , Chaffinch and Wrens were up in full song now replacing the usual tit flocks which seem to have dispersed.
Back Lane was damp and misty but 5 Crossbill showed briefly in the plantation before heading off into the mist towards Giants Tooth.

3 Canada Geese
1 Greylag Goose
1pr Goldeneye
5 Crossbill
2 Herring Gull.............................>W
6 Stock Dove............................>NW
22 Woodpigeons in Ogden Lane field
+ usual sp.
BS.