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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, March 2, 2017

Ogden moor.

                            Mixed flock of Fieldfare and Redwing
                      Curlews on the move

                                          Flock of 42


Ogden moor 1600-1700 hrs. NW>5 with dark silhouette clouds.
Cold and windy conditions up above Ogden but pleasing to see so many Curlew moving in with a flock of 42 which grazed in fields before heading off >NW.
Fieldfare and Redwing were mobile with several odd birds in the fields then a flock of  around 50 mixed Fieldfare and Redwing came over again heading >NW.
                                                          8 Siskin dropped into the plantation to roost along with 16 Magpies whilst 2 Herring gull went overhead. On the way back to the car a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew overhead towards the wood. The water was quiet with just the usual sp plus 16 Canada Geese. Note the car park is now open until 1900 hrs.
BS

2 comments:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice one with the curlews Bri

Brian Sumner . said...

Always good to see in big numbers Dave