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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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ogden, late afternoon

  Nice to see the white patched Greylag pair
that bred at TMR  have raised all 7 young
inc 3 whites.



          Heading off east with 1 Canada in tow.
             The raggy moulting male Bullfinch



A 1500 hrs trip to Ogden was pleasant without the crowds though the birds were also quieter than usual at that time with no large flocks present.
5 Bullfinch were in the usual berry tree along with a single Redpoll briefly.
Around 10 Chaffinch were moving through the Alders along with c 20 Goldfinch that had 2 Siskin mixed in with them but no Brambling.
Only 2 Goldcrests found but spent all the hours visit around passerine alley hoping for something to turn up and apart from that I could see the west bank was being checked by 2 birders, one with long hair. Welcome to Ogden NCD.
The pair of white patched Greylags that bred this summer at TMR were on the water along with their 7 young inc 3 full whites before heading off >E taking a Canada with them.
Otherwise it was the usual gulls and the resident 3 Cormorant.

Queensbury vis mig   Starling morning.
A great morning for Starlings on the move , some low and fast in small squadrons and others very high in large flocks.

378 Starling...........................................>NW  before work at 0800hrs

                 Starlings on the move >NW

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