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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Ogdens Back Lane to Ogden Kirk.



                                    Song Thrush scratting for grubs

                                                 Plenty juv LBB gulls over >W



                         Raggalds Flood up and running


A late afternoon walk up Back Lane as far as Ogden Kirk was a bit of a damp squid with heavy rain showers giving me a reet good soaking and keeping the birds down.
LBB gulls were moving over well >W, all juvs, despite the rain, as were Swifts in the same direction.
Several Chaffinch were taking food from the moor back into the plantation where 3 Siskin were briefly present at the top of a pine tree.
Pine cones are only just ripening in the plantation so a bit early for Crossbills as yet.
3 Male Blackbirds on the moor made me look twice hoping for Ring Ouzel and a Kestrel flew over high during a dry spell.
Only Mallards and Canadas on the water as far as I could see looking down from the moor.

Raggalds Flood well topped up now with a single Lapwing , 6 male Mallard and the usual Woodpigeons and corvids.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice one with the Siskins Brian.
John

Anonymous said...

If the Law of Averages works fairly, there should be something interesting visiting RF within the next 2 days, surely.

Brian Sumner . said...

Ever the optimist. Hope you,re right Nigel