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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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Another day, more wind , drizzle and fog.

     Peering through the fog, Common left, Herring right.
                                             Ad Herring
                                                2nd winter Herring

A re run of yesterdays weather with a pleasant morning then horrendous by mid afternoon with fog and heavy drizzle on an increasing W>6.
                                                         I thought of giving it a miss at one point but  thinking of the excellent morning with Goose and raptor movement I,d better give it a go.
                                                            Ogden at 1530 hrs was as bad, if not worse, than yesterday with heavy horizontal drizzle piling across a choppy water on a now near gale force W>6 gusting 7 with low scud clouds cutting visibility to half way across the reservoir.
Again high numbers of small gulls but today, peering out through the mist, were 5 big gulls where a slightly better view from the prom, without rain soaking the bins, turned out to be Herrings with 2 adult and 3 what looked like 2nd winter birds. A good report for Ogden so again making facing the elements worthwhile.
The Dipper was again down in the sluice gate area along with a Grey Wagtail.
It sounds like this sort of weather is due to continue over the weekend and into next week but at least its moving things around a bit.
BS

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