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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mixenden

                         28 Canadas leaving Mixenden

                                    Heading off towards Ogden.
                                   
                 1m   2f Goldeneye on the water


Back to reality today after a real spring like day yesterday, and today , sub zero temperatures and freezing fog on a face biting SE>4.
Mixenden reservoir was understandably much quieter on the small passerines with just 4 Siskins on the roadside Alders and 2 Goldcrest in the west bank waterside trees.
The water held 28 Canada geese which were very pre roost noisy and fidgety and soon headed off towards Ogden whilst 1 male and 2 female Goldeneye drifted about in the centre along with around 100 small gulls, 75% being Commons.
                                                               Misty skies overhead but a flock of 28 Fieldfare came over in the mist heading >N also towards Ogden.

Unusual to see a Grey Wagtail at lunch time as I walked home from work up Chapel Lane flushing it from the roadside.
BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Pleased you were able to check Mixi - hopefully this cold snap will trigger something.
That area around the north side of wind farm building is gravelly where the chats were feeding. It looks like a very mini mini bit of tundra. Will try get a bit of seed and niger around there and see if it draws anything in.

Brian sumner said...

Sounds good and we have had snow bunt and shorelark in the past at Fly