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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ogden happy hour. pm.


                                 Female Kingfisher

 I dont like taking feeder shots but had to take this
First Long Tailed Tits I,ve had at Ogden since autumn.
   Iffy Brambling shots high up and in poor light
but it gives you the picture.












1500 hrs at Ogden today in hazy conditions and though poor light it did,nt restrict visibility.
Apart from me being 5 hours too late for the 5 Whooper swans on the water this morning things were buzzing.
Thanks to one of my dog walker spies Carolyn for the text about the Whoopers this morning shortly followed by a grapevine message reporting the same. For photos and report see NKs blog.
                                                                 Nothing as yet in the car park trees at 1500 hrs so did a circuit of the water hoping for more Whoopers to drop in for the night .
Goldcrests were very active around passerine alley along with a few Chaffinch whilst around 12 Blackbirds were along the east banking ( probably continentals).
A Kingfisher was active at the north end of the water moving to several spots and most out of sight or range .
A brief glimpse of a Treecreeper and 4 Jays concluded the walk round  then at the SW corner another or the same Kingfisher flew from the stone circle below the gull perching rails and away up the west banking.
                                                     Walking over the prom I could see plenty activity now in the car park trees and the Nuthatch tree by the info centre. Some were the usual Goldfinch whilst the rest were Brambling. I counted at least 30 Brambling in the two trees and before I left several were dropping into the Rhododendrons to roost , as suggested by DJS, thanks for the Rhododendron spelling Dave, I copied it from your blog report but I bet Jen spelt it!.
3 LT Tits on the feeders were my first here since the autumn.
                                                        On the way back a flock of around 20 Fieldfares were in the horse field on Syke Lane.
BS
                                                                         

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