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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.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day Session, Ogden.

         Black Headed gulls in the bread lobbing corner.




Ogden. 1330-1430 hrs. Grey skies , light showers , strong WSW>6.

A quick hour at Ogden to stop me getting that caged bear feeling that I get when Im confined to barracks so whilst Lynda was busy sorting her Christmas stuff I took the opportunity to grab Ollie and run.
Amazing but encouraging to see how many families had taken the choice to walk around Ogden rather than watch the tele though admittedly most had a dog in tow.
                                                            The wind was blasting across the water which had a good supply of gulls out near the centre and with conditions as they were Kittiwake sprung to mind but not to be on this occasion.
The majority were Black Headed with several Common and just the 2 big gulls but both interesting, one being an adult Herring and the other an adult Lesser Black Backed of the continental race l.f. Intermedius having a very black mantle.
Passerine alley held 3 Goldcrest and 2 Robins whilst the feeders just tempted 5 Blue and 2 Coal Tits.
                                                             Well, its all over now bart shouting so with 2 days off work I,ll be out giving it some stick in the morning hoping for a goody or two before the year end. Hope you,ve all had a good day making merry.
BS

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