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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.
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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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ogden at dusk

1500 hrs so only 30 minutes before last light cut off time in which to give the water a good scanning for new in wildfowl. A scan from the prom looking for black dots in the centre of the water produced nothing so on to the passerine alley watch point, bumping into JL on the way.
                                                    Yesterdays drake Wigeon had moved on but replaced with a female Teal in amongst the Mallards over in the far NW corner under the banking. Several Mallards have started moving off at last light now to a different roost site over to the >NE.
Satisfied that there was nothing else duck wise present it was a scan through the gulls out near the centre with around 100 small gulls, 75% BHGs and 25 % Commons along with 3 LBBs and 1 Herring .
On the way back the Pit Lane Lapwing flock of around 150 were just heading off >W to an unknown roost site, possibly Oxenhope.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

You did well picking out the F. Teal and Herring Gull Bri in the fading light.
John