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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ogden, bursting at the seams.

                           1 of 7 Goldcrest
            11 Bullfinch in 1 yellow berry tree


                    A flock of around 80 Goldfinch

                                             juv bullfinch


                                             Goldfinch
                                                    Male in moult
                                                      juv Bullfinch

       Ogden  Brambling, photo courtesy Denise Shields

          Ogden Raven, photo courtesy Denise Shields

1500 hrs and a migrant check of Ogden with target bird Brambling with one seen this a.m. by DS, who also had Raven making an appearance there. Thanks for the call Denise.
I dipped on Brambling but bagged up on other species as the place was buzzing.
After one and a half hours there I never got past passerine alley with wall to wall birds.
A record number of 11 Bullfinch were in one yellow berry tree with males, females and several juvs whilst at least 7 Goldcrest were present in the Willows along with 2 Willow Warblers and 1 Chiffchaff.
A flock of around 80 Golfinch were moving around the tops of the Alders whilst c30 Chaffinch were alternating between the Willows and the shore.
A single juv Siskin appeared amongst the Goldfinch briefly but was soon lost.
All these and a pile of Gt, Blue and Coal tits as well as Robins, Wrens and Dunnocks made it an enjoyable visit.
Nice to bump into a lovely couple of  blog watchers from Wakefield, I must be famous in far away places, who were very knowledgeable on birds so we spent 15 minutes putting the birding world to rights, a pleasure to meet you both, hope you got your Little Owl.

Vis mig Qby was poor this morning even though conditions were good. Looks to be winding down slightly now until the push of winter thrushes, geese, Starlings and Woodpigeons.

18 Mipits..............................>S
5 Chaffinch..........................>S
1 Swallow...........................>S
BS


2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Must be a record Bullfinch count !

Brian Sumner . said...

Must have been moving through as tree 3 parts stripped today and all Bullfinch gone.