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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.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cold Edge Dams

                      2 Common Sandpiper back at Cold Edge Dams



                                         1 of 3 Oystercatchers

1600 hrs at Cold Edge Dams in a bright but breezy W>4 with some dark clouds.
The goose field just held 3 Canadas and 2 Redshank whilst 2 Greylag were near the mill pond.
                                                           The resident Little Grebe, now in full summer plumage, was on the Spring Dam along with a female Tufted duck whilst a  female Stonechat was flitting about close by.
Common Sandpipers had returned to Leadbeater dam with 2 present along with 2 pr Mallard and a male Reed Bunting on the island. Otherwise it was down to Curlews, 4 LBB gulls, 1 Golden Plover and 3 Lapwing.
                        A check on Taylor Lane on the way home for JLs  Ring Ouzel failed to re locate it.
Thanks for the call John.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Thanks for taking the time to look for the Ring Ouzel Bri.
I've not seen one on Taylor Lane before.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Cuckoo next John, they,re in the area.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

I was just thinking Cuckoo as I typed the comment.
I hope so Bri - great last time 3 turned up.
John

David Sutcliffe said...

Not a sign of Common Sands this morning Bri. On their way in now though by the sound of it.