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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

And so it continues, Ogden.

   NKs green leg ringed BHG.
The gull next to it seems impressed.
   Nice drake Wigeon way out in the middle

 2 weeks today to the shortest day then we can
look forward to getting some light afternoons.

No fog today in the strong WSW>5 but still very dark and dismal even at 1445 hrs when I arrived at Ogden. Again all looked quiet on the first scan then a dark figure amongst the gulls out in the middle which, even at that distance , was easy to identify as a drake Wigeon.
Luckily it drifted away from the gulls but stayed well out, slightly to the east side of the centre of the water.
To get any sort of photo at that distance and in the grey light I had to set the camera wide open and wedge it between Willow branches to try to eliminate any movement, looks like I,ll have to start lugging the tripod around from now until the daylight returns.
So the Ogden run continues and as long as the water stays well up as it is now its a perfect expanse of water to bring down the wildfowl.
Around 100 pre roost small gulls were present, one BHG being NKs green ringed bird.
BS

1 comment:

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Nice find with the Wigeon Bri and nice shots