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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Warbler Watch, Ogden.

                        First Chiffchaff of the year





              Danger overhead. Sparrowhawk
                                               Canon SLR, 300mm.
                  Soaring mega high
              1 f Goosander back on the water.

With spreading my time lately between Soil Hill and Fly Flatts it had got to the 4th April and still no Phylloscopus so it was a change of lens and off to Ogdens passerine alley to see what I could dig out.
                                                                 A few minutes into the Willows and the familiar call of a Chiffchaff with a single bird mobile but snap able even though the low sun was behind it.
Further on at the watch point a Sparrowhawk was soaring mega high above making it look the size of a Skylark whilst a single female Goosander was back on the water along with 18 Canadas and the usual Mallards.
Surprising  to only to get the one Chiffchaff sighting although AH informed me that one has been present around the car park for about a week now, thanks for that info Andy. By after the weekend the Willow Warblers should arrive on mass.
Good to get reports today of Swallows arriving in the area although they,ll be in for a shock if we get the forecast snow over Easter which is a common thing for Queensbury and happens nearly every year.  Its being so cheerful that keeps me going !
BS

1 comment:

David Sutcliffe said...

Nice shots of the 'Chiffy' Bri....and the 'Sprawk'