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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.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Soggy Oggy

1500 hrs and teeming down with rain and sleet on a cold ENE>4 but with reports of Kittiwake in the area and a good month for Whooper I thought I,d better get over to Ogden and give it a check, just the conditions for an odd sea bird.
This of course did,nt transpire, just the opposite, with not a single gull of any description on the water and yesterdays Cormorant moved on leaving nothing but Mallards.
The hardy Kingfisher was on its usual perch down in the sluice gate area along with a Pied Wagtail whilst the info centre feeding area was alive with 5 Robins, 3 Dunnock, 2 Nuthatch and several Blue, Great and Coal Tits.
On the way home a single Curlew flew from the goose field above the Ned Hill track and headed over the col towards Ogden.
A bit of good news today that Mick Cunningham is back living in Bradford and birding our area if only for a couple of weeks but time for him to turn us something up. No pressure there Mick, shame that you also was rained off at Ogden.
BS

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