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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.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Ogden , late afternoon.

          Distant Gt Spotted Wdpecker among the branches.
             At least 9 Blackbirds along passerine alley.
                       Chaffinches feeding along the shoreline




                       Blackbirds are possible continentals
                   Good flock of Goldfinch by car park.

Ogden 1430 -1530 hrs. east banking.

An hour along the eastern path of Ogden late afternoon was very productive around the passerine alley area with the Chaffinch flock now up to between 50 and 60 birds but after a lot of scanning only one Siskin was amongst them with no Brambling present.
A Gt Spotted Woodpecker was mobile but refused to give itself up to the camera whilst at least 9 Blackbirds were in a small area, these possibly being continentals, acting much more fidgety than our resident birds. 5 Goldcrests were carefully checked.
The Little Grebe gave a brief appearance near the sw corner overflow and a single Dipper was down in the sluice gate area but no Kingfisher which now seems to favour the Parakeet pond.
                                                          A low count of small gulls on the shoreline with 5 LBBs out on the water but no sign of yesterdays Coot.
A flock of around 30  Goldfinch plus at least 3 Siskins were in the tree by the car park entrance.
A good cold spell promised over the next few days which should stir the waterfowl up a bit.
Good to bump into JL out searching.
BS

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