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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ogden/Back Lane

     Looking west from Back Lane, Ogden
                   Looking north
                                       Hundreds of Swallows about
                                     A calm Ogden

                                     Raggalds Flood topped up for now
                                    Mallards and Canadas enjoying the water


Did,nt get free until 1800hrs tonight but at least the days fog had finally lifted so it was a quick look at Ogden and up on the moor hoping for Ring Ouzel and Cuckoo but these 2 species were,nt to be.
The water was quiet other than the usual Mallards and a few Black Headed gulls so an Oystercatcher over the water high and >N was a bonus.
Once on the moor the black clouds came over and down came the rain so little was seen up there.

Raggalds Flood was well topped up and holding 8 male Mallards  and 4 Canadas as well as 11 Woodpigeons and several corvids.

Ogden/Back Lane

11 LBB gulls  >NW
2 Herring gulls >W
1 Oystercatcher >N
2f Wheatear
Plenty Chaffinch around plantation
6 Linnet
3 Siskin over from Back Lane to Giants Tooth area.
1 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
Several Swallows, Swifts and House Martins
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Seen some waders in tackle shop today - Raggalds Flood tomorrow?
John.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Always good to get a few Herring Gulls this time of year - and nice one with the Siskin too. Watch out for Crossbills.

Nigel Kerwin said...

Quite some activity there; interesting to get Wheatear still trickling through and at least you positively identified your green birds!