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Monday, August 15, 2016

Wainstalls Circular to Mixenden

Calling at Cold Edge, Withens, Ogden Res. I hoped to pull up the odd Whinchat and Wheatear, turns out I could only pull up my socks. It was one of the most unproductive yomps I've ever undertaken.
Cold Edge: Snipe, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Whitethroat, several Linnet, couple Redpoll sp., 5 BHG, 6 WW, 2 Tufted, Canadas.
Withens area had only c10 Meadow Pipit.

Ogden Res proved the most interesting with a build up of Cormorants 8 and Gulls.
Usual BHG but not too many, c11 Common & 9 LBBG. 2 Swallow, Bullfinch, 2 WW.
The trek onto Mixenden Res was the pits but at least there were numerous small gulls over and on the water with 4 LBB also on the drink. Also here 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 House Martin.