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Friday, October 29, 2021

Leeshaw buzzing a.m./Ogden p.m.

 



Leeshaw Reservoir                           Greylag in the goose field.
                                                   Teal dropping in under the banking,
                                                     Teal and Wigeon.

                                                   2 nice male Wigeon.
                                                A mix of Teal and Wigeon


                                                        Wigeon
                                                                            Teal

                                                     Several Meadow pipit still present
                                                         Starlings heading >NW

                                                               Gulls on the water.
Ogden Reservoir                            3 f Goosander with the gulls
                                                       1st winter Herring gull




A decent morning at Leeshaw after overnight rain. A clear sky on a light S>3 inc 4 with 50% blue sky at 10 degrees.
                  Mipits,Starlings and Woodpigs were moving but the mornings entertainment was on the water. To start the show 18 Wigeon dropped in from the west settling on the water followed by 8 Teal then 2 more groups of 4 making 16 Teal and 18 Wigeon all together on the water.
The group then split up with some remaining on the water and others settling under the east bank out of the strengthening wind. A spectacular sight for this location.
                 One hour at Ogden p.m. in decent weather, other than a couple of light drizzle showers, produced a nice count of gulls with LBBs and Herrings on the water and post roost small gulls on the west peninsular. A careful scan through failed to find a Med gull but its got to be my target bird for Ogden this winter.
                             After a move of Wigeon and Teal it was surprising for none to be on the water at Ogden with just 3 female Goosander present getting harassed by the gulls.

Leeshaw
21 Mipits..................>S
137 Starling.............>NW
42 Woodpigs...........>S
18 Wigeon
16 Teal
3 Reed Bunting
72 Greylag
12 Mipit present

Ogden
3 f Goosander
21 LBB gull
23 Herring gull, 1- ad,  2- 1st winter
21 LBB adults and 1st winters
c 50 small gulls
1 Kingfisher
1 Dipper
BS