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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.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Just one of those days !!!!

In contrast to yesterday today was poor from start to finish with not a bird recorded.
1530 hrs and the call of the Bramblings at Ogden were stronger than the little voice in my head saying," dont be silly, the place will be heaving". Unfortunately I never learn so off I went hoping the lateness of the hour and the black clouds would send people packing off home.
A quick talk to JL on his way back from Soil Hill then down to Ogden lane where the voice in my head was laughing saying," I told you so". The whole area was grid locked with cars everywhere trying to get into and out of the car parks so a quick about turn and up to Ned Hill track.
                                                                  By now the sky was black and heavy drizzle was moving in from the  west along with low cloud and after a quick check along the track and finding nothing it was back home and cut the privets .
This mornings Vis Mig was once again marred by fog and drizzle until after 0900 hrs and despite Redwings reported over TMR nothing ventured over Queensbury throughout thr day.
Hopefully there will be a clear bright window tomorrow opening the sluice gates to let the winter thrushes pile through.
When I was working full time I longed for my weekend birding sessions but now I long for the weekdays when you can get to Ogden with ease.
BS

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