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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.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raggalds Flood/Ogden

               Still 2 Redshank at the Raggalds Flood

             Very early juv Chaffinch at Ogden

Late afternoon and a half hour vigil with the scope checking for NKs LRPs from this morning who picked 2 up there along with stonking photos from that distance courtesy DW. Unfortunately the Plovers had moved on, these probably being different birds from the previous as once they move they rarely return. Hopefully there,ll be more through along with RPs.
                                                            On then to Ogden which was still nugget packed even at 1730 hrs but never the less an enjoyable half hour there. A single Grey Wagtail was down in the sluice gate whilst a female Goosander was out on the water. It was a surprise to see a juv Chaffinch being fed by the adult female this early on . Walking across the prom a Common Sandpiper flushed from near the overflow tower and flew across the water landing near passerine alley. Taking note of its position I dashed round there and re located it on the waters edge and was 30 seconds from snapping it when a walnut came jogging past me and the bird left, heading for the NW corner.
I hope the jogger isn,t hospitalized for long !!.
Several Swallows were feeding over the water, strange how we wait excitedly for our first and then a week on we ignore them.
Well done to Gordon of Skipton, BOG, this morning for clocking a Great Grey Shrike at Barden.
BS

2 comments:

Howard Creber said...

In case you want to go, there is a Great Grey Shrike at Barden at present plus we had Common Crane through at 15.45 hrs.Lots of Ring Ouzels also.

Brian Sumner . said...

Sounds good. Gordon text me on the Great Grey Shrike.
I had a Crane through there many years ago with John Marsden but as usual it got rejected . Only 1 Ring Ouzel at this end so far. Thanks Comp.