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Monday, October 3, 2016

Ogden Pilgrimage late afternoon.

 Always worth a scan through the Mallards first job.
Found this female Teal hidden in amongst them

 Distant zoomed shots as it was hidden with the
 trees and hedges if you got closer.


     Not a rare duck but always welcome at Ogden.
                                        Flash of green

1500 hrs and back at Ogden in hot sunshine which unfortunately brings out the public, these pensioners are a nuisance, oh I forgot, I,m one.
As always, first job is a scan through the gulls and Mallards for odd balls and after a second scan I came across a small duck hidden by the Mallards. A new position to get a better view and found it to be a Teal. It was in a bad position both in the sun and behind the thick foliage so could only view and snap it from much further on the track.
Passerine alley was pleasing with around 80 Goldfinch, c40 Chaffinch, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 f Blackcap and an increasing number of Goldcrests with at least 15 counted just over the wall in the Pines.
As reported by JB, conditions are looking good this week to fetch the YB Warblers inland with one already in Lancashire so give your local migrant hot spot a good coat of looking at.
Thanks to JB for the info.

Vis Mig this a.m.  Qby

72 Mipits.................................>S
1 Swallow...............................>S
19 Goldfinch..........................>SW
4 Chaffinch............................>SW
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