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Friday, August 17, 2012

Ogden ,late pm

    Resident Mink living in the south banking cobbles

                                Female Tufted still present

                                              BHGs on the water

                                         Juv Dunnock.

An ideal Tern moving evening at Ogden with a mild SW>4, grey skies and light drizzle bringing plenty gulls in but no Terns.
BHGs were coming in from the south and settling on the water building up to c150 and then eventually leaving again south towards Mixenden. Several LBBs went >E towards the roost  with a few Commons mixed in.
The resident Mink has now moved from the north end of the reservoir to the south banking under the cobbles which probably explains the late family of 6 Mallard now down to 2, the little yellow one being the latest victim, or it could of course be the Heron or LBB gulls.
Thanks to Peter Turner for reporting yet another Little Owl seen on his dog walking travels, this time near Coley church, they seem to be making a bit of a comeback this year.
BS

4 comments:

Tracy C said...

Hi Brian, both little owls were out at Green Lane tonight.

Brian Sumner . said...

Welcome home Tracy, hope you had a good holiday.

Tracy C said...

Yes we did thanks Brian.

Back to some lovely sunshine but not the 40 degrees we have just left thankfully!

DJSutcliffe said...

There would be more sense in sorting the mink out rather than shooting Red Grouse on the moor. Wonder what else gets shot 'by mistake'!