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Monday, August 22, 2016

Ogden , pm visit.

                        1 Cormorant over very high and >E

With little spare time today it was down to an evening visit to Ogden which was a real mud bath after the recent heavy rain.
2 Cormorants were on the water along with an ad Gt Crested Grebe keeping across to the far NW corner.  A single moving Cormorant went overhead very high and >E.
Gulls were few with 4 LBBs, 38 BHGs and 2 Common gull with a steady flow of LBBs over heading >N probably to Oxenhope.
                                          Just 1 Willow Warbler in passerine alley otherwise quiet on the passerine  scene other than the usual Dunnocks, Wrens and Blackbirds.
A quick check on the golf course found at least 4 Wheatear around the green, part way up the Withins track obviously moving through.
Plenty Swallows but no Swifts for a few days now.
                                                      Many thanks to Mick Cunningham for his interest in the blog and dedication to birding when he  asked me to e mail him gull photos from yesterdays Oxenhope report as there was one gull he was interested in.
He returned 1 photo this evening with a gull marked as a possible Caspian and the reason why but unfortunately with lack of some details on the photo it was impossible to give a definite thumbs up.
Thanks for your efforts Mick.
BS