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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ogden/Back Lane

                                   Goldeneye on Ogden


                                              Waiting for tea.
                       Giants Tooth, showing signs of decay.
                  Forgot to take a flag up there with me.

1500-1700hrs, sunny with cold E>4.
Back Lane plantation watching....... nothing
Giants Tooth raptor watching.........nothing
Hoped for Crossbills at Back Lane but apart from a few Chaffinch the area was birdless.
Conditions seemed good for raptor movement at the giants tooth with hopes of an Osprey or too but empty skies. At the time I was watching an Osprey headed >N over Hebden Bridge over the ridge from me. Thanks for the grapevine message Dave, that really made me feel better !!
Down at the reservoir things were no better with silent woods and near empty water, the day only being saved with a pair of Goldeneye and 1 Heron.
No Warblers showing today, possibly due to the cold easterly.
Tomorrows target birds,  Osprey, Wheatear, Stonechat . Sand Martin and Swallow, or am I April fooling myself.
BS

5 comments:

Danny said...

Great pictures of the Goldeneye Brian, they were well out of range when we visited Ogden this morning.
Good luck tomorrow with your wish list, who knows what will turn up.

NigelK said...

You did well to get that Grey Heron. It flew across low over the water at the same time as 3 ladies put themselves between me and it.

Brian Sumner . said...

Didnt expect it to come out as it was behind the branches

DJSutcliffe said...

Turn up trumps tomorrow Bri!!

Anonymous said...

The hat pic came in handy, and now I can put a name to it.
Said I had a bad memory.