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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.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Ogden p.m.

 Sub adult Yellow Legged gull, probably an Oxenhope res bird
 moved due to lack of shoreline up there.


   Record count of Canadas with 83
                      1 of 3 Cormorant

                                    Adult Gt Crested Grebe
           Sub adult Lesser Black Backed still
                        retaining pink legs.

An interesting hour at Ogden which started off quiet then improved throughout.
A check on the promenade first hoping that the Kingfishers had returned to the sluice gate area post breeding but not to be.
A scan through the gulls on the east shoreline from the promenade found around 60 small gulls, mainly BHGs with 9 LBBs and a single Herring gull which stood out away from the other big gulls in amongst the Black Headeds. 3 Cormorant were also on the shore with another 2 in the water and one on the depth gauge.
As I walked around to investigate the Herring gull the single Canada goose present started making a load of noise and a minute later everyone looked up to see what was happening when a mass of noisy Canadas came in over the trees from the east landing on the water. Some headed for the west shore whilst others moved across to the east muddy shore line with a count of 83 all together.
                                                            By now I,d got to the gull area to find the Herring was a sub adult Yellow Legged , possible one of the TMR birds dropped in due to lack of shoreline up there.
Passerines were sparse but I caught up to the Chaffinch flock of around 20 working their way along the west shoreline.
Where have all the Long Tailed Tits got to this year ?
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice bit of excitement with all those Canadas Bri.
Good photo of the YLG.


John