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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.
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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.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Ogden

With very little time late p.m. due to a dog to pick up from the vets and not  bird friendly conditions on the hill with mist and light snow I took the opportunity to dash to Ogden to check the water on what looked like a good Whooper Swan day. Unfortunately I got it wrong but worth a try.
The water was quiet with just a few small gulls and the usual Mallards but I learnt later that the police had used their boat out on the water for the second day running looking for the missing  Queensbury man who was last seen at Ogden. They,ve also done a search of all the woods.
                                                                  Passerine alley was surprisingly busy with Gt, Blue and Coal tits but still no Long Tailed. Also present in the alley were 4 Goldcrest plus the usual Dunnocks, Wrens, Robins and Blackbirds. 4 Canadas were at the northern end of the water but otherwise quiet.
                                                             No Kingfisher down in the sluice gate and no sign of the Dipper this year yet.
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Always worth a try especially with easterlies and possibility of a grebe..