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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ogden , YBW search , dip number 2.

               Good to get 5 Tufted on the water
             Thanks to JL , the finder, for his text.



  A flock of over 100 Goldfinch flying high above the tree top.
  and dropping down deeper in the plantation, here,s 86 of them, ish.

A text this afternoon reporting 5 Tufted at Ogden was interesting whilst I was watching around 60 House Martins over the garden centre at West Vale.
1530 hrs and back at Ogden on a bright but very windy afternoon WSW>5-6 making passerine hunting hard work with the swaying trees.
As soon as I arrived I got the 5 Tufted together along with JL on his way around the water.
A check of passerine alley again found nothing so back clockwise around to the west side expecting to find the tit flock back by the Firecrest tree but not to be.
A massive flock of Goldfinch were circling around the tree tops but dropping down deeper in the wood possibly out of the wind but I never managed to connect with the tit flock which could also have moved into the shelter of the wood.
Around 20 Chaffinch were at the north end feeding on the shoreline whilst the water was otherwise quiet apart from the usual sp.
We badly need some easterlies at the moment but they are forecasting strong westerlies over the next few days so lets hope the YB Warblers are strong fliers.
Low cloud and heavy drizzle put the mockers on any sign of vis mig this a.m.

Vis Mig
c 60 House Martins......................blogging over West Vale, p.m.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

The strong breeze spoiled things a bit today Bri.
Enjoyed the chat.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right John, far too windy.