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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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gull watching at Ogden

Ogden 1500 hrs. Dead calm, very dark and light drizzle.
A walk around the perimeter for a kick off where under the trees I could have done with a torch. Whats happened to the sky lately. Despite the grim visibility I found 1 tree with at least 9 Goldcrest in at the north end and a small flock of 18 Chaffinch whilst the Goldfinch flock was counting 25 in the car park area.
                         The Kingfisher flew from the NW corner around to the NE corner and a Tawny Owl was calling from the east plantation, that probably thought that it was night time too.
                                                                  Back on the prom for a gull check with around 30 BHGs on the rails but no leg rings whilst c 150 mixed small gulls were on the water with around another 150 fly overs heading for the Oxenhope roost from the direction of Mixenden Reservoir. No big gulls were present tonight and nothing other than Mallards on the water.
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