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BREEDING SEASON EXCLUSIONS.

As of now through the duration of the breeding season all schedule one birds , red status birds and birds of a sensitive nature to this area will be omitted from the blog or reported as undisclosed site due to the widespread persecution of nesting birds by unscrupulous parties including game keepers and egg collectors.
Any of the above species that are obviously on passage through the area will be reported as normal.
This also applies to wildlife such as Roe Deer, Badger and Hares which are badly under threat from poaching and long dogging in the area at present and unfortunately this exclusion of wildlife will have to continue throughout the year.
Just another sign of the times.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Ogden, Passerine Alley

                                    5 Cormorant present at Ogden

Passerine alley was alive tonight with passerines with the sun on the trees getting the flies moving.
1 hour stood in the alley was mind blowing with the amount of activity going on although I soon gave up the idea of photos as the birds were flitting around like fleas on a dogs back from one side of the track to the other making it hard to keep up to them even with the bins.
At last some Long Tailed Tits have moved back into the area, my first this year , also , unbelievably , my first Jay of the year.
The annual gathering of chaffinch has started with at least 30 flitting from the Willows down onto the shoreline losing themselves in the high weeds.
Just the usual small gulls etc on the water.

c 30 Chaffinch
3 Spotted Flycatchers
2 Greenfinch
1 Siskin
1pr Bullfinch
c 8 Willow Warbler
2 f Blackcap
15 Long Tailed Tits
1 Jay
+ usual Gt and Blue Tit, Robins and Wrens
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