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Monday, February 20, 2017

Ogden p.m.

                                                 A grim Ogden
                                BHGs didnt seem to mind it.

                         Dipper way down in the sluice gate area.

         Iffy distant shots in heavy drizzle. Canon bridge 60x


A foggy start to the morning then by mid morning the fog cleared and it brightened into what looked like the making of a good day. That was until I,d nearly finished work at midday then down came the rain, heavy at first then a strong WNW >5 with horizontal drizzle throughout.
                                                                  1445-1530 hrs at Ogden was horrendous with heavy drizzle blasting across the water but the reservoir,s always worth checking in these conditions for anything dropping in.
A high number of small gulls were on the water with around 150, 75 % being Black Headed and 25 % being Commons whilst a trickle of Lesser Black Backs went >N overhead. Otherwise it was down to Mallards in the feeding area.
A ray of sunshine on a rainy day when I checked the sluice gate area and found the Dipper after a long absence . It seems to spend most of its time downstream now so it was a bonus to have it back.
                                                                          With a vet appointment looming I,d no time to wait to see if the Bramblings came in to roost but with the conditions as they were I dont think they would have hung around in the tree tops very long.
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