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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Ogden reservoir

                         Practice shot, distant f Chaffinch.
  Mega Goosanders 3m 5f. Record shots full length
                         of reservoir




                                               27 Canadas
                            Blue water. All pics Nikon P900

0715 hrs and thick fog so a trip to Fly Flatts was aborted and replaced with Ogden which was misty and wet but cleared by 1830 hrs.
The water was quiet and the track around the edge was thick of bog so , not wanting to bath Ollie later, I walked up the Withins track where I rarely get any birds, this morning being no exception.
Plenty Chaffinch and Robins all in song with Blackbirds gathering nest material.
Near the top of the plantation an active little group of 8 Siskin flew out of the Alders, did a circuit and back in again not to be re located.
                                                           Nothing sky wise over the golf course so headed back to the prom where I started to pick out Goosanders at the very north end of the water, these being fresh in from earlier along with 27 Canadas which were probably the Mixenden birds.
The Goosanders were sticking up at the north end and no time to walk round now so a few record shots with a count of 3 male and 5 female, a good sighting for Ogden.
BS

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