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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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year Washout

First birding session of the year found dark grey skies, heavy rain and sleet on a NNE>5 with a temp of 2 deg at Ogden.
A brisk check of the water which produced the usual small gulls and Mallards and with conditions worsening I aborted and headed back home by 0915 hrs.
Raggalds Flood held 8 Mallard whilst around 100 Lapwing were on the Pit Lane pitches along with a few small gulls.
BS

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