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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ogden Revisited, p.m.

   Barnacle getting braver now .
       Plenty 1st winter Black Headeds



               A grim Ogden reservoir.
  When I grow up I want to be a Canada.
                                          Me and my mate.

With the snow piling down late afternoon and the roads getting bad with no sign of gritters, nowt new there , I thought it best to stay local so back to Ogden thinking something must have dropped in today, WRONG.
The weather there was atrocious with a near gale force SSW>6 and horizontal rain and sleet with white horses on the water.
A circuit around the water found all passerines must have headed into the deep wood for shelter with not even a Robin.
As I was looking in the Alders on the west bank a bird flew overhead which I can only describe as a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heading towards the giants tooth but it was impossible to get anything on it as looking up just filled the bins with water.
With the wing shape, undulating flight , and size its the only competitor but with no definite i.d. it will have to go down as a cud av bin.
The water ,as yesterday, held the same Canadas along with the Barnacle which seems to be enjoying the easy life now of being fed instead of looking for its own food and is coming right into the feeding area.
BS