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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Ogden/Mixenden

MIXENDEN                             Grey Wagtail
                                         female Pied Wagtail

                                            Common gull

                                          Lesser Black Backed
                                              Black Headed
                                        Single Cormorant present



                                          7 Herring in with the BH gulls


OGDEN                              As good as it got, male Gt Spotted Wdpecker.

A bright clear morning but icy cold before sun up at -2 degrees on a light NW>3.
                               An early visit to Ogden to check the water and west bank with winter waterfowl, 
Siskin and Redpoll in mind, none of which materialized. Its looking like a poor year for Goldeneye so far with very few sightings locally.
                              A check of the west bank Pines and Alders failed to find anything other than the usual Tit species, Treecreepers etc plus a single Gt Spotted Woodpecker with no sign of Goldcrest. The water held a few small gulls only.
                         A mid afternoon visit to Mixenden provided a variety of gulls plus a Cormorant but here again, no Goldeneye. Interestingly all the Mixenden gulls left to roost in a >SW direction which means they were heading for Blackstone Edge or even one of the Manchester gull roosts rather than Thornton Moor.
BS