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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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ogden/Mixenden

    Nuthatch, last years bogey bird.
  A single back at the Ogden feeders after
   a long absence.
    Canadas leaving Mixenden to roost
Yesterdays Pink Footed had moved on.

With 2 dogs getting groomed plus Saturdays shopping my afternoon birding session got cut short.
1530 hrs before I arrived at Ogden to check for the Pink Footed from Mixenden yesterday and a possible influx of Teal with 40 being sighted on Ringstone.
Unfortunately nothing but the usual small gulls on the water along with the resident Mallards but a bonus with a bird I failed to connect with last year with a single Nuthatch back on the info centre feeders. In 2015 2 Nuthatch were regular visitors to the feeders but last year they failed to show .
                                                                               Back to the car with the security man checking his watch ready to lock the gate but still around 20 cars in the car park. At least its open until 1700 hrs come February.
With still some daylight left it was a dash to Mixenden and on the banking to check out the Canada flock to see if the Pinky was still with them , which it was,nt so must be on its way home now.
Within a few minutes of my arrival the Canadas started getting noisy before taking off and heading north to roost, possibly Ogden.
                                                  The 2 female Goldeneye were still present and an unusually high count of Mallard with 28 on the water. A few small gulls were on the water but unable to sift through them as it was now almost dark and beginning to sleet and snow heavily.
BS


2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Shopping trips usually turn a bird or two up for you !
Well done doing the rounds Bri.

Brian Sumner . said...

Looking at the links on my blog the east yorks coast is over run with White Fronted Geese. A nice turn up for HX