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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mixenden, Cold Edge Dams and an amazing Ogden

                                1 of 3 juv Tufted, Cold Edge Dams

                                         All 3
               Mum on guard
  Thought they were Little Grebe diving on the small
 dam till mum appeared,
                                    Curlew over the top dam >W
   Good flock of Linnets

  Ogden,This Herring gull had me ready to grapevine
a Yellow Legged with its bull head and bright gonys


 Until it got out of the water to show pink legs.
 So near , yet so far away.
    Alive with gulls, big and small


                                         Herring with a bill full

1600 - 1715 hrs  Mixenden and Cold Edge Dams

Mixenden was alive with beer drinking nuggets and just a few LBB gulls on the water so on to Cold Edge Dams.
Too sunny, too windy, W>6, and too busy with several people walking around the dams.
The small dam held 3 tiny divers which I thought belonged to the resident little Grebe there until the female Tufted showed up, a good breeding record for there.
A flock of 18 Linnets were mobile whilst a Curlew went over >W.
Otherwise it was down to a few Mallard and 10 Canadas on the lower dam.

Back home after tea a gut feeling told me to check Ogden now a move is on so off for a flying visit.
The east shoreline was awash with gulls counting 46 LBBs and 105 BHGs with a few more of the latter scattered around and on the water.
A stonking Herring gull stood out on the water looking to have the features of a Yellow Legged so finger on the grapevine button I waited until finally it came ashore to reveal pink legs. what a disappointment but still a good bird for Ogden.
Something has got to turn up here with the gull numbers building rapidly.
BS

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Good do there for Ogden Bri.

Cracking Linnet photos.
John