Sunday, 7 February 2016

Ogden Early Hours

    This birding lark is hard work at the poor weather and the
    bird life being quiet, went for a walk around Ogden and had
    a stroll up to back lane  1 Goldeneye was on the water and the
    rest were Mallards and BHGulls and Common Gulls , around
    the lake was quiet 4 Robins, 2 Dunnocks, 3 Blackbirds then up
    to Back lane which proved a little better with 4 Fieldfare, 3 Wood
    Pigeon, 2 Mistle Thrush and a singing Chiff Chaff, and a Brown Hare
    in one of the fields which was nice to see.
    Roper Lane had nothing in the fields and Raggalds flood had just a
    few gulls and the garden had 12+ Goldfinch, 1 Blue Tit and lots of
    Crows and Gulls in the back field.

    I then decided to venture further afield and went over to Rodley
    Nature Reserve which has took a beating from the recent flooding
    and todays constant rain won't of helped even the lakes were quieter
    than usual but I did get to see my 1st Bittern even if it was just a glimpse
    before it snook back into the reeds.


  1. Odd time of year for a Chiffchaff.

  2. It is but it was singing away halfway down back lane

  3. We do get some over wintering birds,good record.
    I,ll try send this comment once !

  4. Can't miss there song Bri unless it was a Blackbird taking the mick