Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Osprey For Ogden

I was stood above ducky corner at Ogden filtering the BHGs & 1 Common Gull for the Kittiwake seen at Raggalds yesterday by BS. I gave up and then the whole bunch of em leapt into the air at around 1052 hrs for 20 seconds or so. The cause of this was a large raptor flying over from the S over the embankment; it was an Osprey!
The bird was heading up the length of the water veering NE maybe trying for Fly Flats/TMR?
There were just 4 LBBG, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Chaffinch a few House Martin & a bunch of Canada also noted.
Prior to that I'd done Raggalds but it was quiet just some BHG & 1 LBBG. Soil Hill had 2 Skylark, Kestrel, few Goldfinch ditto Meadow Pipits.
The stretch from Ogden over the golf course produced almost nowt; c40 Linnet, 1 WW, Swallows few Meadow Pipits & a Skylark.
Once again Mixenden Res was the pits; a Nuthatch heard.