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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ogden Jackpot, Shelduck

                                    First sight, peering through the fog


                                          Fog lifts, birds do the same

                 Heading >SW down the Calder Valley

  Strange to see an ad Cormorant in breeding plumage

Ogden  0830- 0945hr Heavy rain, thick fog lifting 0930ish.

With an hour to spare and the fog down I thought it was worth checking Ogden for grounded Whoopers or Pinks. On arrival the fog was thick but from the prom I could make out 3 white dots in the middle of the water, my first thoughts being Whoopers but peering through the murk they were Shelduck.
As expected, and predicted through a phone call to NK, the minute the fog lifted the 3 flew a circuit then off >SW down the Calder valley.
Also present was a Cormorant in breeding plumage ,which seems odd at this time of year, and also 1 male Goldeneye.
BS

1 comment:

Nigel Kerwin said...

A great sighting, thanks for the call. You did well to pick Ogden as a venue; there was nothing worth mentioning down Qby Sth this a.m