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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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ogden late p.m.

  Best I could muster today. Gt Spotted Woodpecker.
      Bit of a rare bird for me not being a woodland walker.

1500 hrs and Ogden had dark skies and a strong SW>5 with the clouds getting darker and eventually bringing rain.
The water looked empty now that the Goosanders have moved on and an absence of gulls apart from 1 Common gull which landed briefly on the water before moving off again. Otherwise it was down to 2 Canadas, 1m Tufted and the usual Mallards.
Passerine alley failed to provide me with a March Phylloscopus, thats the problem up here with woodland birds, we,re the last to get them and the first to loose them.
                                                    Plenty singing Gt Tits, Robins and Wrens through the alley with a few Blue Tits but the Long Tailed Tits seemed to have gone straight through.
Bird of the day, Gt Spotted Woodpecker, was briefly at the back of the picnic area by the info centre
before it flew deep into the plantation.
By now the rain was coming down in stair rods so head for home,
BS

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