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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A new visitor to Queensbury, a.m. and Ogden p.m.

  Barny , probably the Fly Flatts Barnacle goose, paid a
visit to Queensbury this morning in fields below
Roper Lane with 38 Canadas.


               Ogden Common gull getting winter
                  streaked head.

         Lesser Black Backed showing off the bright
             red gonnis.

                    Female Tufted


           Record count of 11 Cormorant, mainly juvs


                                             Well moulting Common gull
                                   Formation flying

                                       and swimming.
                       Handsome LBB
                                     6 fighting for the perch

A pre work visit to Roper Lane watch point this a.m. found very little moving with just a few Swallow >SW but interesting to see what was probably the Fly Flatts Barnacle goose in with 38 Canadas in fields below Roper Lane, a first for Queensbury.
Ogden late afternoon was alive with Cormorants , mainly juvs, with a count of 11. Plenty gulls were around the shoreline whilst 1 juv and 1 adult Gt Crested Grebe were on the water. A diving duck looked interesting at the opposite side of the water but by the time I,d scurried round there it was in the middle so photos were well over digitalized but it turned out to be a female Tufted.
As I went back across the prom a Curlew kept letting out a whistle from somewhere along the NW shoreline but could,nt be seen.
Excellent conditions at Ogden at the moment , Prediction for Ogden,,,,, Little Egret in the NW corner area !!
BS

4 comments:

Birdnut said...

Great to get Barnacle Goose for t'parish and some really cool pics there.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great pics Bri.
Hope the prediction comes true.
John

Danny said...

Well done with the Barnacle Goose Brian,great one for Queensbury!

AndyC said...

Hope barny pops down to northowram.............: ))