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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ogden Skywatch.

                                  Male Goosander still present

                                   LBB gulls heading >E to roost

Ogden 1700-1815 hrs.
Another of my favourite weather birding nights with low cloud, slight S>2 and light rain although during the watch the rain got a bit out of hand coming down in stair rods for a while giving me a reet good soaking.
Got my stall set up at the passerine alley watch point and watched the sky for 1 hour with the smell of moving birds in the air, a perfect evening for a mega going through or a nice raft of Scoters dropping in on the water.
Needless to say, neither happened but by the end of the watch I had a healthy list of birds to say how heavy the rain was coming down.

4 BH gulls.......................>N
73 LBB gulls...................>E
3 Herring gulls................>E
1 Cormorant...................>W
4 Pied Wagtails..............>S
2 Grey Wagtails.............>S
29 Woodpigeons...........>W
2 Feral pigeons.............>W
2 Heron........................>N
1 Siskin........................>W into plantation

Present
1 Heron
1 Grey Wagtail
1m Goosander
13 Canadas
+ usual sp.
BS

3 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Good count of Lesser B B there Bri.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good stuff bri.
I bet it tested the old eyes looking up into that drizzzle this aft Bri.
Hope you've dried out.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Think the gulls all come from local fields and reservoirs Dave and head for the Eccup roost. By October they,ll be starting to roost at Oxenhope.