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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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Queensbury Pinkies and Ogden visit.

A good start to the afternoon when I was dog walking in Foxhill park as a skein of about 120 Pink Footed geese came from the east direction heading high and >SW right over the top of me.
Then came the panic as I tried to get the camera out with 2 dogs on leads and the pup under my arm because she can,t go down yet till the injections kick in. By the time I was organized the geese had disappeared full into the sun with just the contact calls fading away.
I managed to get the first part of the afternoon today instead of late afternoon which turned out to be a nightmare. Ogden and good weather don,t mix with crowds of people there including 2 mini bus loads of noisy school kids doing a circuit of the water, bring back the rain.
                                                       As I passed the lady at the info centre she said " it seems to have done us good being on Country File," which is not what I was thinking.!
Seeing it was pointless walking around the water I just scanned from the prom finding 1f Wigeon at the north end along with a female Goosander.
The Kingfisher was again down on the rails then moved position right down to the bottom corner.
Around 50 small gulls were present and 7 LBBs.
                                                           A check on the Raggalds Flood  found 2pr Teal and 1pr Mallards whilst 30 minutes at the Roper Lane watch point produced 38 |Lapwing >NE , 3 Greylag geese >W and 7 Herring gulls >SW, plus the usual sp.




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3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...


You and that Kingfisher can't keep away from one another - can you!!

John

Brian Sumner . said...

Getting it every visit now. Waiting for a male to appear ready for the springtime.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nightmare around oggie when it's busy.