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Friday, November 4, 2016

Who needs Spurn Point when we have Ogden !

                      What a find by NK . 2 Male Mandarin ducks.

                                            A site first for Ogden.







        Dipper down in the depths of the sluice gates.

A dinner time call from NK put me on a real sticky wicket today when he reported 2 male Mandarins on Ogden.
I,d promised to finish a job off at daughter Rachels but with a site tick waiting at Ogden it was a matter of what to do.
Against my better judgment I decided to dash down and get the job finished as I did,nt want it to go into the weekend and I would just have to hope the birds stayed put.
1500 hrs , job complete, and there I was at Ogden dashing down to the promenade where JL was standing snapping away at a marvellous pair of male Mandarins.
The light was terrible with rain showers and the ducks were keeping their distance and even when they came ashore they went in the usual area hidden from the path by trees.
Eventually I got the photos I wanted and with no time left to check the alley I just looked for the Kingfisher down in the sluice only to find a Dipper.
Yet another great find for Ogden, we,re on a run now so keep them coming in.
Thanks again to NK for the call and finding another special species.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Enjoyed the chat Bri.
Dipped on the Dipper!
(and the Northern Treecreeper, oh! and the Brambling).
Great to get Mandarin though.
John

David Sutcliffe said...

Kingfisher seems to like the top pond area as well Bri. I had it there the other day and Dave B got some lovely shots there today - think in the narrow channel just below the pond.