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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.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Ogden keeps on performing. p.m.

    Raft of Teal as usual, way out dead centre of the water


                                         Single Teal skulking in the shadows,
                                                             west bank.
                                    1 Pr Wigeon

                                                                      Teal


           Pr Wigeon ,top. lower duck unidentified, no scope.
          Looks a bit Tufted, Scaup, Ring Necked type with very light flanks
                                       drake Wigeon
                     Mallards

Ogden 1430-1530 hrs. WNW  >4,  some sun but silhouette light.

A morning visit by NK picked up Teal and Wigeon on the water, see NK blog, and by the time I arrived the water was heaving.
21 Teal were on the water inc 1 on the shore along with a pair of Wigeon all way out dead centre of the water along with 19 Canadas, 1 Little Grebe, 1 female Goldeneye and 83 Mallards which looked fresh in , these were apart from the resident corner feeding ducks.
                                                                   A single large duck was out with the Wigeon which I failed to identify having no scope with me and due to the fact that it remained sleeping throughout with its head tucked in and just very light flanks showing?.
A single Jay was present whilst the Kingfisher and Dipper were down in the sluice gates.

On a bad note, I was told at Ogden that 3 cars had been broken into during this morning in the lower car park. Seems the dirty little scumbags are targeting Ogden now.
BS
                                                                           

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