Thursday, July 21, 2022

Ogden area

I tried the reservoir and surrounding area today.
This morning the reservoir was very quiet apart from c25 L B B Gulls, 20 B H Gulls and 5 Cormorants. No sign of yesterdays Herring Gulls or Yellow-legged Gull (from BS).

The woodland was also really quiet apart from one area towards White Wall End where a mix of species seemed to be sticking together. This included Coal, Blue and Great Tits. 6 Goldcrests (including juveniles), Nuthatch, and several adult and juvenile Willow Warblers and a Blackcap still having a sing. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were also heard nearby.

This afternoon was more productive with a very elusive Common Redstart near the golf course. Flock of c70 Linnets, 2 Oystercatchers, Buzzard, Kestrel, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Willow Warblers, adults and juvs scattered all over the place suggesting they had come in with the overnight drizzle and low cloud. 
Swallows seem to be in very short supply this year so a flock of 40+ (mostly juveniles) below Hunter Hill was encouraging but less so with only 2 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins.

1 comment:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice report Dave, and a great find with Common Redstart.
Well done.