Saturday, 5 November 2016
Kingfisher at Ogden
Woke up this morning to a busy day in the garden
avian wise, Goldfinch, Wren, Mistle Thrush, Starling
along with Magpie, Jackdaw and Crows overhead.
So decided to pay a visit to Ogden Water again for
a good birdy day which turned out to be a disaster
for the first hour, not a bird in sight until a Nuthatch
popped up at a distant so with all hope gone set off
back to the car through the crowds of people only to
have my day brightened up by the top bridge by a
Kingfisher that I was lucky to spot in the fading light
that sat and posed for a while in between a bit of fishing,
20 yards on 2 Wren were flying around the banking and 8
Chaffinch in the bushes. I then looked for yesterdays
Mandarin Ducks but if they were there I didn't spot them.
I then had the bright idea to go to
Soil Hill hoping for Owls and guess what NOTHING
except for a very cold wind, I seen someone else braving
the cold with his binoculars in action I hope he had more
luck than me, I think it was Brian.S. but not certain.