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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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Redshank for Ogden

Limited birding time today so a quick check of Ogden once again found the usual sp. with a good count of 54 Canadas and the Little Grebe still present but no sign of the Gt Crested.
Very few gulls on the shore but several mixed gulls very high, some hardly visible to the naked eye, all feeding on either high flying insects or ants.
As I walked through passerine alley a Redshank called and I just managed to see it fly low below the sky line towards Oxenhope.
                                            Only passerines were Robins, Wrens and Chaffinch.
As I was coming away a phone call from KM at Oxenhope Reservoir with a Caspian gull in his scope. Typical on a time that I could,nt get up there. Thanks for the call Keith.

Vis Mig a.m.
40+ Swallows...............................>SW
3 Alba Wagtails...........................>W
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