well chuffed at this.
After overnight torrential rain and gale force W>8 followed by a day of heavy snow showers and gale to strong gale W>8-9 I could,nt miss a quick after tea check of Ogden in case something good had been forced down.
A heavy snow shower as I left home soon cleared leaving a grey sky over Ogden with dark clouds to the west.
As I checked the feeders the Mallards were agitated and making weird noises and with a scan across to the far feeder I saw why with a cracking male Sparrowhawk perched below the feeding post.
Just chance for a few quick shots in poor light before it was up and off into the wood.
The water was rough with white horses and void of birds other than 2 LBB gulls riding the waves.
A few Gt Tits were present around the lodge house feeder but otherwise quiet.
By this time the weather was closing in with a real humdinger of a snow blizzard cutting visibility down to a few yards along the promenade turning me and the 3 dogs white in seconds but well worth the trip if only to see the Sparrowhawk.
Had planned to check the Raggalds Flood on the way back but the blizzard followed me all the way home.
March gone now and still no local Wheatears but wait till this weather turns and we,ll be crawling with them.