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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Soil Hill/Ogden

                         Nice to get 2 Dippers by the sluice gates
                                                            Ogden


                                   No sign of Kingfisher.

Another of those days with a decent day until late afternoon when the black clouds came over and down came the rain.
As the skies cleared around 1500 hrs it was head for Soil Hill on a Snow Bunting check with the intention of a bit of sky watching but after a 15 minute check of the east summit the black clouds came in on the ENE>4 and once again down came the rain.Good to see JL up there giving it a coat of looking at.
Knowing that the chances of turning anything up there in the conditions was nil it was on to Ogden for a quick check to try save the afternoon.
The rain was still coming down in stair rods but soon cleared giving me 30 minutes before the next shower.
Same subjects on the water plus the addition of 15 Canada geese whilst the sky remained empty other than the usual gulls.
Still no sign of the Kingfisher down in the sluice gates but 2 Dippers stayed around 10 minutes before heading off down stream.
A fall of Coal Tits was apparent since yesterday with around 20 counted in the feeding area along with Chaffinch, Blue and Great Tits , plus the usual Dunnocks , Robins and Wrens.

Again, nothing in the way of vis mig over the village early a.m.
BS

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