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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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Another Ogden soaking

A glorious day with blue skies and sunshine in mild conditions, or that was until my birding time at 1445 hrs when the clouds moved in and the drizzle started.
By the time I arrived at Ogden the fog was down and horizontal heavy drizzle was blasting over the water on a freshening N>5 cutting visibility to half way across the water.
                                                             Around 150 small gulls were out near the centre making it impossible to sift through them in the conditions but from what I could see there was nothing special.
The usual Mallards were in the corner and a count of 28 Canadas which took off and headed towards Fly Flatts.
                A few Chaffinch and Goldfinch plus 3 Goldcrests and the Kingfisher which seems to be super glued to the usual railing down by the sluice gates.
Its looking promising for an earlier start tomorrow so hopefully the fog will keep away.
BS

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