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Just another sign of the times.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fly Flatts / Ogden

Late afternoon and a quick drive up to Fly Flatts in a howling W>6 to check for Whoopers after reports of moving birds this a.m., Oxenhope watch point, but nothing on the water other than a female Tufted and 18 Mallard.
No sign of the Black Red or Wheatears although they could have been keeping their heads down in the wind.
Back down at Ogden the wind was still blowing but more sheltered around the reservoir track although most passerines seemed to have headed for shelter in the deeper wood.
The Kingfisher was down by the sluice gate but tucked well back out of the wind whilst the Dipper was walking about in the water.
No sign of Goldcrests today but 1 Brambling showed briefly amongst around a dozen Chaffinch at passerine alley whilst 6 Goldfinch fed in the Alders on the West bank but nothing in with them.
The Little Grebe was still present but other than that it was just down to the usual sp.
Bumped into JL who was also struggling in the wind.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one with the Little Grebe Bri.

I missed the Little Grebe completely although I kept looking on both circuits!!

Geese are is short supply this Autumn, so far, Bri.

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Will start getting some when they take the trans pennine route moving coast to coast.