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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.
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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Another shot at Ogden p.m.

Yet another dark and dismal afternoon with mist over the tops whilst Ogden had drizzle and black as night skies.
Around 200 small gulls on the water with no big gulls present today although a few LBBs went >N overhead towards the Oxenhope roost.
The Kingfisher was down in the sluice gate area along with a Grey Wagtail whilst several BH gulls on the railings were checked for rings with no joy.
                                                          Robins are up singing last light now as well as early morning, probably like us trying to rush the spring on.
Up in the car park trees around 40 Goldfinch were pre roost collecting with a few Chaffinch mixed in.
The local Lapwings seem to have split into 2 groups now with around 70 over the Shelf Moor trailer park field on our way to Brighouse this afternoon and around 80 over Pit Lane last light.
                                                                 Plenty reports of Pink Footed geese heading >NW today but none seen over the village. Thanks for all texts and calls reporting them.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one with the Kingfisher.

Dave W and Dave M any myself all had a look for it this aft.( and failed).

I think it returns there, later in the day or when the weather is poor?

John