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Saturday, June 4, 2016

June birders blues.

  Oxenhope res, Lbb gulls on the just submerged SW shore
               Shoreline holding on in the NW corner
                A misty Soil Hill in the background.
        NKs drake Goosander still present at Ogden.



Oxenhope Reservoir ( Members only) Windy Corner.  1530 - 1645 hrs. Murky low cloud SE>4 vis poor.
Very quiet around the water with most of the waders moved on now leaving just Redshank, Lapwing and Curlew along the limited shoreline whilst Canadas, Greylags and Mallards , all with young , were on the water.
Skies were full of Swifts and Swallows

140+ LBB gull
5 Herring gull
3 Redshank
4 Curlew
11 Lapwing
+ usual sp.

Ogden  18.45- 1930 hrs. Brightened up from earlier.

An evening dog walk  at Ogden turned out to be nothing other than that with very little about.
The water held about a dozen Mallard and surprisingly NKs drake Goosander from earlier in the week. The bird was diving constantly and seemed quite settled.
A check on passerine alley only produced a couple of Willow Warblers due to the lateness of the hour.
Hope this fog doesnt creep in for morning.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Lets hope the Ogden Goosander encourages some other birds to join him Bri.
John