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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A terrible end to a terrible day.

After this mornings episode with the fog I reluctantly had an hour out late afternoon but expecting little with the next worse weather to fog, hot sunshine and blue skies.
First stop, Ned Hill watch point where there was a drug convention going on so thought it best not to leave the car there, especially as there,s a burnt out shell along the track.
Next stop Ogden which was busier than Old Trafford on a Saturday afternoon, Ogden Lane blocked solid with irate drivers.
Not being the sort to give up it was on to Mixenden Reservoir, bad move, the whole area was crawling with nuggets both round the water and in it so a quick scan over the bird less water with risk of having my bins removed from me, it was once again move on.
With time now running short I headed back up Ned Hill where luckily the coast was clear so just time for 30 minutes watch.
Looking across the Causeway Foot col was poor with the blinding sun full on me so had to watch to the north towards Oxenhope reservoir where several gulls were dropping down onto the water.
A flock of around 80 Goldfinch were mobile moving around the thistles whilst 52 Canadas were in a distant field below the track.
Going by the number of Grapevine and BOG vis mig messages today, none, we all must have been in the same boat.
At least I feel better going to work tomorrow, I,ll probably see more.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Poor old day today Bri, was looking forward to today but woke up to dense fog so just popped up to Ringby Lane late evening.

Brian Sumner . said...

A disappointment when you,ve worked all week Dave