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Monday, November 21, 2016

Ogden p.m.

An horrendous day from start to finish with a strong E>5 increasing after dark to E>6 gusting 7 with heavy rain throughout.
Looking on the bright side the rain will get rid of the snow for us poor souls that live up here in the clouds.
Ogden was very wet but slightly sheltered from the easteries with dark skies limiting visibility but ideal movement weather for something dropping in.
A pair of Teal were out in the middle of the water along with a female Wigeon and female Goldeneye, the latter 2 probably being DJSs Mixenden birds from this morning.
A flock of around 30 Goldfinch were around the car park area whilst the Kingfisher was again down in the sluice gates. Otherwise it was a few small gulls and Mallards.
                                                     A check on a very wet and blustery Raggalds Flood on the way home produced 3 pair Teal.
Once again Bradshaw John, JL. has claimed the star bird with a cracking two 2nd  winter Kittiwakes on Leeshaw reservoir. Well spotted to John once again, see his Bradshaw birding blog linked from mine for photos.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Tough day out there today Bri.
Another good one for you at Ogden I see.
Thanks for the Kittiwake ID confirmation.
John