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Sunday, September 30, 2012

A soggy Ogden but worth it.

                                 The large bush on the right that the Yellow Browed kept disappearing
                                 into and the Willow on the left that it kept flying across to.

                                   This seems like the roosting tree.
                                  The grim view across the water.

On arrival 2 Chiffchaffs and a smaller bird were present in the willow but I couldnt get onto the third bird.
After standing over an hour in the pouring rain firstly a Chiffchaff appeared followed by a second from the large bush into the Willow but only briefly before darting back into the bush. Minutes later the Yellow Browed warb did the same flitting briefly low down in the willow and back. In the poor light its supercillium looked almost luminous. After another 30 minutes and several more sightings of the Chiffchaffs it did the same but this time going up to the top of the willow before dropping quickly down and back to the bush.
It gave 1 more brief appearance doing the same, again after another 30 minutes and that was the last time I saw it although the Chiffchaffs continued to do the same until I left.
Unfortunately NCD and SC had left, again about 30 minutes before the bird appeared then Denise S and AC arrived but by this time the already bad light was fading.
At least its proved that the bird is still there so hopefully the weather will be kinder tomorrow for those that can make it.
BS