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Monday, August 31, 2015

A bit of rain makes everything right.

          A good count of Cormorant for Ogden


            Dipper way down in the outlet
     Ned Hill track, very distant but very Siskin
                                Only 5 left from DBs 25 yesterday



                        4  Wheatears at the Ned Hill end of the track


Not very good for most people for Bank Holiday but ideal birding conditions now the sun has gone. Could have done with less rain but you can,t have everything.

First call was at the Ned Hill track 0645hrs where I left the dogs in the car due to boggy conditions and dashed on to find 5 Siskin present but mobile. With that put down as a job for later it was on to Ogden to walk the dogs where the gull situation was poor with just BHGs , some Common and a couple of LBBs.
Four Cormorant were in the water and another 5 were found on the NE shoreline showing signs of movement.
A Dipper was down in the outlet and a Gt Spotted Woodpecker flew over calling whilst 2 Gt Crested Grebe and 9 Canadas were on the water.
A dash back home with the dogs now then back to the Ned Hill track to suss out the Siskin situation.
A good flock of Goldfinch were present with the 5 Siskin keeping seperate to them but very mobile and distant feeding right up on the top of the hillside opposite the conifers.
On a couple of occasions 3 of the birds flew down into the conifers before returning back to the top of the hill.
Four Willow Warblers were also present in the same area.
Back on at the Ned Hill of the track at least 4 Wheatear were darting about the wall tops.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Some nice finds there Brian

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good to get Wheatear on the track again
John