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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.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ogden , flying visit.

Very little time today so a quick check on the water , a Kingfisher check down by the sluice gate and a look on passerine alley all of which produced next to nothing.
The water held a good number of gulls with around 100 small gulls, 75 % being Black Headed plus 9 LBB gulls. Passerine alley was as yesterday, deserted, with just a couple of Chaffinch and 3 Jays.
Looks like this high pressure has taken a lot of the migrants away.
Another poor morning on the vis mig scene with just a few Woodpigeons >S. This is another year with very little vis mig over our area apart from 1 half good Mipit day and 1 Redwing day.
Fieldfares should still be to come although its getting late in the season now which leaves us with just Woodpigs and Starlings.
Most of the Pink Footed geese seem to have by passed us this time and are now in their wintering grounds but hopefully by next month we,ll start getting sightings as they follow their trans pennine route from coast to coast.

A sad day today with a member of my team missing when I had to take little Roo on his last visit to the vets late last night when he lost his fight with a brain tumour. He,ll be missed on my birding trips.
                             Rooney.   2004-2016. RIP.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A sad do Bri. losing a friend.

John

David Sutcliffe said...

Well done for doing the rounds again Bri. Not had chance to check Black Redstart spot this week - there is a slim possibility it could, still be there if the Wheatears are.
Sorry about you losing Rooney - always very sad to lose good companions !

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks Dave and John and thanks to Vicky J for her thoughtful text.

I,ll be doing Fly Flatts in the week Dave as Ogden will be out of bounds during the school holidays other than early Sunday morn.