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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ogden in the wind and rain

                                 Foam and white horses on the water

                             Passerine Alley on the right.

No repeat of yesterdays Thrush movement this morning with just a few Woodpigeons >S.
A small skein of geese were flying fast and low >E when I walked out into the car park to bring a car in but by the time I saw them they were just disappearing behind the houses heading to go low over the mill and away over Clayton.  A quick call to the Oxenhope lads to scope them crossing the valley got no reply so will have to let them go.
1500 hrs at Ogden found horrendous conditions with a near gale force W>5-6 and heavy rain showers brightening slightly as I was ready for coming home.
                                                         The conditions did,nt deter the Chaffinch flock working their way up the east shoreline through passerine alley but very mobile eventually flying across to the west shoreline with at least 7 Brambling with them whilst 2 Siskin flew over the info centre.
Otherwise , a double circuit of the water provided very little else other than the usual sp.
I check the sluice gate area each time I visit but still no Kingfisher sighting.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Missed all the geese so far Bri - will catch them later on. I guess Kingfisher will be back in the winter. Good that there are still some Brambling about.

Brian Sumner . said...

A lady at Ogden told me she sees Kingfisher regular there usually flying down the west banking area.
No Pinkies for me yet this autumn, think todays geese were probably Canadas but only got a 2 sec look.