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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Birding at its worst, Ogden

                                        m Goosander

                                    1 Goosander, 2 Goldeneye
                                          m Goldeneye

Horrendous conditions at Ogden from first light with torrential rain sleet and snow driven by a strong WNW>5 and walking treacherous in ankle deep sludge. By 0930hrs short periods of sun showed but wave after wave of heavy showers kept driving through.
Unbelievably not a single passerine showed around the reservoir perimeter with just 2 Gt Tits on the feeders.
Just as I thought all was lost I got to the NW corner to find a male Goosander, ( a rarity for here,) along with 2 male Goldeneyes so the morning was saved once again.
Birders that read this blog from further away areas must be gobsmacked to think 1 Goosander and 2 Goldeneye make a decent mornings birding here.
BS

1 comment:

NigelK said...

We both had a quiet morning then, but I got the better deal with the weather.