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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.




BS

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.