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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.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Ogden p.m. and not a picture taken.

A free afternoon for me today apart from one dog in tow which stopped me doing Soil Hill but as I passed on the way to Ogden Alan Taylor was just getting booted up ready to give it a coat of looking at so that put my mind at rest.
Ogden was calm and hazy with light mist hanging over the water and through the trees and as always happens when I have plenty time there, the birding was poor.
A check below the prom failed to pick up Kingfisher or Dipper whilst a bit of sky watching found just a few gulls high overhead and no sign or reports of Pinkies today.
                                                          Passerine alley produced the usual Robins and Wrens but no sign of the Goldcrest flock which was there during the foggy conditions.
Even Mallard numbers were down with around 50 silhouetted out on the water along with 6 Common gulls and about 2 dozen Black Headeds.
The group of Black Headeds standing on the overflow railings failed to produce any leg rings.
                                                     Good to bump into Alan Taylor who decided to visit Ogden after Soil Hill and unfortunately had got the same results of birds as me. He told me he was getting Brambling regular in his garden so perhaps we would have been better visiting his garden this afternoon instead of Ogden.
I,ve promised Alan a Snow Bunting on Soil Hill this weekend so I hope I don,t have to disappoint him.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Impossible to predict Ogden! Bri.
It seems to do best in really poor weather, when the sun shines the birds disappear!

Good luck for the weekend.

John