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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ogden in the wind and rain

                                             A bright start


                                         From the gusty top view point

                              Unusually high number of Jays in the wood
                                       Fall of Blackbirds with 38 counted
                                 Chaffinch enjoying the berries
                                                    Dunnock

                      Nice adult winter Lesser Black Backed, Graellsii.

A blustery showery morning with little chance of vis mig so checked Ogden out for anything exotic on the water which there wasnt. A single Cormorant was being heavily mobbed with BH gulls whilst 2 Sparrowhawks were harassed with corvids.
The wood held an usual number of noisy Jays and Blackbirds were in every berry tree with a count of 38 just around the perimeter of the water, possible continentals.
Tit flocks were non existant probably well in the wood for shelter.
Nothing moving in the sky from the top watch point in the now increasing wind and heavy showers started to move in so it was up stumps and head for home.

A check of Raggalds Flood on the way back found 22 BH gulls and 5 Commons.
BS

3 comments:

Meg Ghyll said...

Ogden, such beautiful colours atm, lovely captures!

Brian Sumner . said...

A good time of year for colour Meg, I can,t resist taking autumn trees, sunsets and sunrises.

Meg Ghyll said...

I know exactly what you mean! Wish I had more time to make the most of the colour.