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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ogden pm visit.

                   1 of 2 Common Sandpipers


                          f Tufted diving and feeding well


            oops, not quick enough on the button that time
                         Most Black Headeds lost hood now
                            1 of 2 Gt Crested Grebe
                 Gone down for a fish supper

Hard work at Ogden with the strong W>5 whipping up the water and the glare of the sun on the waves made visibility difficult.
The long staying 2 Gt Crested Grebes were present with the adult catching fish well. The female Tufted was also on the water as well as 1 Cormorant and several BH and Common gulls.
A bit of movement from behind a stone on the distant  shoreline caught my eye and after a bit of patiently waiting, not one of my best features, a Common Sandpiper appeared. This bird walked the length of the eastern shoreline where another Common Sandpiper was present on the sandy area in the NE corner.
A Little Grebe, or dare I say Dabchick was over in the NW corner, then when I got back to the duck feeding area another , or the same, Little Grebe was near the SW corner but no time to go and investigate further.
Tons of Swallows feeding high overhead along with a few House Martins.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Well done Bri with the great common sand pics.
I'll get the elusive "blighters" at Ogden one day.
No birding for me today unfortunately.
John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Good to get 2 Common Sands and 2 grebe sp... as well as some decent shots as well.

Brian Sumner . said...

No Little Egret yet though !

Birdnut said...

Its sure been a good year for you with Common Sandpiper and probably my worst. Thats birding.