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Friday, November 11, 2016

Ogden/Ned Hill watch point

                                 Lapwings >NE

                                         Ogden, 1 of 2 Grey Wagtails


A late kick off today not arriving at Ogden until 1530 hrs when darkness was already creeping in.
Scanning from the promenade the Little Grebe was still present as well as 1 female Teal , otherwise all yesterdays waterfowl were gone.
                                                         Newcomers in were a pair of Goldeneye but as with the Teal, all sticking across in the far NW corner. The majority of Mallard had left with just the usual feeders remaining whilst 2 Grey Wagtail were down in the SE corner.
Finding viewing difficult now in the fading light it was up to Ned Hill watch point  for the last 15 minutes sky watching across to the remaining bright sky to the west.
                                                Around 80 Lapwing headed >NE probably heading to a roost whilst several mixed gulls headed towards the Oxenhope roost.
A skein of 38 geese flew >SW beyond the new wind turbines over the Fly Flatts area low down following the valley below Withens Gap. With the size of them I classed them as Pink Footed but a call from Gordon at Barden this evening reporting a move of Brents and White Fronted geese over that area and some coming down on Lower Barden reservoir to be checked out in the morning so worth checking your local reservoir over the weekend.
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