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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Lock down Blues.

 

                                        Early sunrise over a locked down country.



                                           Emley Moor mast 8 miles away
OGDEN                            sev  Black Headed gulls
                                                 Calm and part frozen water.
                                                 Passerine alley.

With the lock down in force stating 1 exercise outing a day and not to go out of your local area, translated as not to leave your village or part of town or city that you live in, it doesnt leave much scope for Queensbury which is in the fog 6 days out of 7 and very few workable habitats, especially at this time of year.
                    Hoping the poor conditions kept the crowds away from Ogden I risked it and was surprised to find it very quiet public wise although come brighter weather it will be a non venture unless they close the car parks as they did last time.
                     A walk around the circumference of the part frozen water found very few passerines other than the usual Robins, Wrens, Dunnocks and Blackbirds, and even the two sets of feeders were void of birds.
         The Kingfisher was down in the sluice gate area which pleased the Fly Flatts YW official who was working on the prom and had,nt seen one before.
           The water held around 50 small gulls as well as the usual Mallards with nothing in the air.
                         No shopping trip today and no afternoon birding session so by late afternoon I was pacing up and down like a caged bear and climbing the walls and its only the first day. Lynda says I need a project whilst we are on lock down which usually comes in the form of decorating.
                      A quick walk over Foxhill at tea time, despite the once a day rule, as you can,t tell 3 dogs that they can,t go out because they are on lock down.
                      A rethink for tomorrow as neither me, or you reading the blog, can stand 2 months of Ogden.
BS

4 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

No crowds round the dams this morning Bri !!! not many birds either)).
330.5 m high (I read) - 21 meters taller than The Shard.

Mick C said...

You have to find that sneaky Bonaparte's gull or Ring-billed in the local park Bri 😉 though these days the first is more likely!

Brian Sumner . said...

Not many people at Ogden either Dave but wait till the sun shines.

I like an optimist Mick. Could do with some of your gulls. You,re turning Caspians, Yellow Legged and Hybrids up at a right rate of knots. You,ll be the first know if I get one,probably to help id it.

Mick C said...

Not such a feat to turn up yellow leg gulls here Bri. Quite common