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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Ogden early a.m.


                               Ogden first light
                 Sun trying to get out but failed


 This took some finding, Kingfisher hiding from the camera
                  1 drake  Wigeon out in the middle






0800 hrs and still near dark as I arrived at Ogden in a strong W>5 with sun trying to rise but failing miserably leaving me with another of those dark silhouette type mornings.
First scan looked all quiet on the water with a few small gulls and all the Mallards in the bread lobbing corner.
As I got on to the passerine alley watch point a small group of break away Mallards were sticking out in the centre looking like passing through birds rather than locals . A steady scan through in still poor light found one slightly smaller than the rest ringing alarm bells and as a bit more light appeared it showed as a drake Wigeon.
After a walk around the water to give the light chance to brighten I went back to the watch point for the above record shots.
Passerines were quiet in the dismal light with a couple of Goldcrest and the usual tits, Robins, Wrens and Dunnocks whilst a blue image found the Kingfisher in the back of an overhanging tree near the inlet at Dipper Dyke.
BS

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