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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Soil Hill to Ogden Res

Raggalds: both the flood and sports field were devoid of bird life at 1225 hrs.
Soil Hill was basking in a sunny SW'ly so I wasnt surprised at the absence of birds.  3 singing Skylark on the top only but lower down nr the main road a pr Little Owl were out sun bathing.

Ogden: February has a knack of turning up Oystercatcher and there was one on the buoy. It stayed put and seemed totally blase about the efforts of the gulls efforts to dislodge it. The drake Goldeneye was floating around but the Kingfisher was out of the picture owing to workers presence down in the overflow.

In another area where DW joined me a really superb bird for local addicts put on a good display and sent us  home very happy. This was a Barn Owl and ends a longstanding famine of the species for me within the district.

Other interesting sightings were Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, Jay, 4 Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Raven, couple LBBG.