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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ogden, second innings.

               Raggalds Flood, high tide
                                           Getting a bit crowded

  
                                  Pot of gold down the old station

Decide to sacrifice my last hour of the weekend on Ogden which turned out to be not one of my better ideas.
The wind still blew and the frequent showers were heavy and the birds were scarce.
No sign of Johns Common Sandpiper and the 2 Goosanders had moved on leaving 6 Canadas, 1 LBB and Mallards on the water.
The Mallard that had 14 ducklings a week ago had got down to 2 yesterday, courtesy of the local Heron and/ or Mink and today she was at the north end with one and I found the other one well out in the water off the promenade looking very lost and vulnerable.
Otherwise it was down to a few singing but invisible Willow Warblers, Robins etc.

Back at the flood the water had receded slightly from this morning and just held 2 Canadas, 2 drake Mallards and 2 Woodpigeons.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

I did consider a second go at Ogden this evening Brian but the weather put me off - looks like I did the right thing.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Good decision John, you missed nowt.