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BS




Thursday, August 18, 2022

Fog a.m./ The Dingles p.m.

OGDEN P.M.                        Low count of gulls today
                                            Few Herring but mostly juvs.


                                                 Green Sandpiper still present but distant

                                       Very small at the side of a BH gull



      FLY FLATTS a.m.                    FOG ! as good as it got.
                                           Could only see the near shoreline.
                                         1 of 8 Wheatear in the mist.
                                                        Single adult Ringed Plover.


 A very misty start to Fly Flatts this morning which soon saw thick fog rolling in and lasting throughout the watch. A light S>2 with constant drizzle.
                                         A disappointing morning at Fly Flatts marred by the lack of visibility getting worst as the morning went on forcing an early finish. Only sightings were 8 Wheatear on the near shore as well as a single adult Ringed Plover whilst a Willow Warbler was in the lagoon tree plus a few BH gulls on the waters edge.
                                       A mid afternoon at Ogden was again under attack from Dingle family look alikes finding it amusing to watch their dogs chasing the ducks and gulls on the waters edge as well as throwing stones at empty bottles they,d thrown in the water. Ogden is rapidly becoming another Mixenden Reservoir.
                                Not surprisingly, a very low count of gulls, and again, all on the east shore with around 40 LBB, 15 Herring and 8 Commons plus around 60 Black Headed. As expected, the adult LBB gull on the west bank has died and being devoured by Crows whilst the second gull, possibly 1 cy Herring, is still hanging on but not moved from yesterday, but little that can be done as they can,t risk putting ill birds into the sanctuary now for fear of spreading the avian flu infection.
                           To finish on a bright note, the Green Sandpiper is still present , which is surprising with the disturbance, but still feeding well and very mobile moving around the shoreline but always distant making any decent images impossible. Otherwise it was down to the usual species.
BS.