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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