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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Exotica for Ogden

  Little and Large,  LBB and Common gulls


                                         Sun going down from Crow Point.

1500 hours and back to Ogden for the now regular check.
A scan through the Mallards and gulls found that the Teal had left and nothing else of excitement in its place.
On then to passerine alley  where, as expected, the strong E>5 had moved all the flocks deeper into the wood  with nothing present through the alley.
Next plan was to walk the perimeter of the water hoping that the tit flock etc would be around in Firecrest alley ( new location there for you ) which would be out of the sun but shaded from the wind and the Alders there are a good pick up point.
When I was crossing the NE bridge over the duck pond a Carrion Crow was making a right noise but over the top of the noise came a loud squawk and looking over the water a Ring Necked Parakeet was just showing in the foliage above the water. The bird was barely visible other than its bright green plumage showing through the branches and the long bright tail sticking out of the tree.
I tried a couple of shots which only gave me a blurred tree but then the inevitable happened, my daughter rang me on the phone so a frustrating few minutes listening whilst watching that the bird didnt move. At last, the phone away and steadily moving to a new position to look down on the bird when a woman walked on with a large dog and an even larger mouth shouting as loud as she could at the dog.
The Parakeet launched out of the foliage giving me a quick 2 seconds view before disappearing into the deep wood  and not being re located after a 15 minute search. The woman is buried head first in the mud.
A great sighting and first for me for the patch but disappointing with no photo.
Onwards and upwards then to Firecrest alley ( theres that new location again ), but not a bird in sight but not to be deterred, a Teal one day and a Parakeet the next plus the hope of a YB Warbler is enough to keep the enthusiasm flowing.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A cracking blog Bri. had me in stitches.

Seriously,a megga find for you at Ogden and well deserved -bad luck with the Parakeet photo.

(And with the woman's head buried in the mud, I'd have somewhere to park 'me bike if I ever cycle to Ogden).


John

David Sutcliffe said...

If the lady reads your blog and meets you there again I bet she gives you what for - never mind the dog !!! It always happens when you want a photo ...

Brian Sumner . said...

Think she was too busy rousting the dog to even notice me Dave