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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Coley Church, Mixenden Reservoir

                                         Coley church track

                                         Mixenden Goosanders

                Mixenden very distant f. Goldeneye

1615 hrs before I got free today and still an errand to do in Shelf so it was on to Coley church to check the long hedge and fields on a grey and darkening late afternoon.
The hedge held several singing Wrens, Dunnocks and Robins but all remained down in the bottom of the hedge out of the cold breeze. Several blackbirds were present whilst the fields held corvids, Woodpigeons, Stock Doves and Starlings with still no sing of the usual winter thrushes that are usually present annually.
With about 30 minutes of daylight left it was across to Mixenden reservoir in hopes of saving the day.
A pair of Goosander were on the water as well as a female Goldeneye, 1pr Mallard and a Grey Wagtail but with the light almost gone there was no chance of decent pics and no time to check the plantation which was full of noisy Woodpigeons in to roost.
A report this morning at 1100 hrs from CK of 70 Pink Footed geese over Roper Lane, Queensbury, thanks for that Chris.
BS

3 comments:

OH said...

The kingfisher was showing at Ogden again today, but light was very poor, would've been difficult to ID anything else at that distance and light! Good to see it though,my second one! Wouldn't have known it was there without your blog - keep up the good work!

Brian Sumner . said...

Cheers OH. Very poor to see in a morning with the sun behind it. Better late afternoon with the sun behind you.

OH said...

No Sun to be seen when we were there, we were dodging hail showers!