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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hopeful Wigeon invasion

With the hopes of a Wigeon invasion this weekend after several coastal reports of record numbers heading inland here are some previous years local October/December Wigeon.

                                       7 Wigeon, Ogden  October 2011



                                         Single female, Ogden



                              Single male, Ogden   October


                  6 Wigeon flypast, Cold Edge Dams,  October

A poor Vis Mig attempt this morning in the cold strong SW>6 with rain showers.
Around 40 Woodpigeons headed >S in twos and threes otherwise all was quiet.
Bradshaw John reported no sign of Common Scoters at Mixenden res today, see his report.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

A very pretty duck there Bri.
Hope they drop in at Ogden.
Mixenden Res. poor to say the least today.
John.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Agree on Mixi today John - it was dead - just 1 B H Gull and that was it for me !!

mark murray said...

Do you know anything about the hawfinch on Caldene Fields reported on bird guides today.
And Caroline saw a large white "heron" over Thortnon viaduct this morning when she was jogging.Any reports of egrets ? We spent last week at Lake Kerkini in Greece where there were hundreds of great white and little ergrets so she should be on the ball.

Brian Sumner . said...

Hi Mark, the Hawfinch was seen during vis mig watch at Caldene Fields >N by Martyn Priestley, see Bradfords blog.

A Little Egret was seen and photographed in a tree near Heaton a couple of weeks back so could be the same bird.