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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.
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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ogden, what a transformation.

After yesterdays mega session at Ogden and several reports today of Whooper Swans on the move I thought it worth a return visit late afternoon to recheck the passerines and see if any Whoopers had dropped in on the water.
Nothing on the water other than the usual species and a double check of passerine alley found it completely void of birds.
The Willows and Alders that were heaving with migrants yesterday were strangely quiet with not even a sight of a Chaffinch after yesterdays 100 plus. The only birds found were 3 Wrens and 2 Robins with a couple of Blue Tits and Dunnocks around the feeders.
Back on the promenade sky watching, with the hope of Pinkies or Whoopers,  found quiet skies and the star attraction being a single male Goosander >N probably heading for the Oxenhope roost.
No sign of the Kingfisher by the sluice gates although I am getting people telling me daily now that they have seen the bird, also got pics from birder Jack Ibbetson with it perched near the pump house.

Vis Mig was poor this a.m. with very little over the village.

32 Woodpigeons.......................>S
7 Meadow Pipits......................>S
46 Redwing.............................>E
BS

3 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Interesting on the Kingfisher Bri. Nice one. I felt sure Whoopers would be down somewhere on a local res after todays reports. None at Mixenden or Fly Flats or Booth Wood resr.
Strange as well, how we get a local Long-tailed Duck before a Goldeneye !!

Brian sumner said...

The last long tailed duck turned up at fly flatts and spent days between there and TMR. Worth watching for. The Tree creeper photo on my blog may have been a mega rare Nothern going by the colour and eye stripe says MC. He s looking in to it.

David Sutcliffe said...

It certainly looks to have a really bold eye-stripe !