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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cold Edge Dams

                                   1pr Tufted

                                        The bottom Dam

                                         Plenty Curlew

                                Goosander fly past
                                               The Ogden crew

                               Heading back to Ogden
                                       South over Saddleworth Moor
                    Kestrel over Mixenden taken out of the car window

No improvement in the weather as I arrived at Cold Edge Dams at 1500hrs with a strong SW>5-6 and heavy rain showers.
Very little about in the conditions but enough to keep me interested in the dry spells.
A pair of Tufted were on the water along with a few Canada geese whilst around 40 Canadas were across on the old factory dam along with a Greylag.
Several Curlews were moving around and 5 Snipe were up drumming.
Plenty Meadow Pipits were around the waters edge and 4 Goosanders came in to land on the water briefly before off again >NE. Probably the 4 that were missing from Ogden this morning with the 1st summer male with them.
12 LBBgulls were over Mixenden reservoir whilst a kestrel made me slam on and take a quick snap out of the window, apologies to the car behind.
A third visit to Raggalds Flood found it just as deserted as the last 2 visits.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The Goosander shots are super Bri.
Regards
John.