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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Ogden saves the day again.

 

OGDEN                         Another great find by NK, 2 Green Sandpiper


                                              A very scarce wader for this site and the area.






                                                 Looks tiny up to the LBB gulls.
                                                        2 Curlew also present.


Back to recognisable weather at Fly Flatts early morn with a low cloud base and drizzle before clearing to broken cloud on a cool W>3 at 15 degrees.
                                  Strangely Fly Flatts seems to produce the goods on alternate days with a very poor show today in contrast to an excellent morning yesterday. No small passerines this morning other than Meadow Pipits, very few gulls, and not a wader to be found.
                                   The only moving birds above were Swallows >N in reverse vig mig, probably a feeding party of around 40 birds. Otherwise it was down to 2 Raven, 2 Kestrel and 8 Wheatear plus the usual species.
                    Once again, NK at Ogden saved the day with a call reporting ,firstly 1, and then 2, Green Sandpiper which was an amazing follow up to his previous Greenshank at the same site.
                   As I arrived and met Nigel the birds were missing but were soon relocated, although very mobile, moving from one bank to the other. They remained at long distance, so much so that I took 6 photos of one on the waters edge before realizing that it was a stone.
                    DJS was on the opposite bank to me as I was leaving ,who also got the pair. Dave found the last Green Sandpiper at Ogden, 10/8/2018.
                       A couple of Curlew were also present on the east bank.
Thanks again to NK for turning up the birds and getting the call out, whats next Nigel ?
BS