Monday, 11 December 2017

√Ogden to Bradshaw

13:45 - 16:00 (Dusk)

A cold bright day with a biting wind on the tops - maybe because I had my ears lowered this morning at the Queensbury Barbers.

The snow covered frozen fields, as expected, did not reveal much.

A walk around Ogden Water had the usual small Gulls (c10 Common and c30 Black Headed) and Mallards.

Very quiet around the circuit and bitterly cold on the NW & NE sides where the water in partially frozen.

Just Robins, Blackbirds and Dunnock about.

A walk over Back Lane and through Another World adventure centre, had lots of deep snow and a Kestrel.

Coal Lane, Ned Hill Track and Percy Road were quiet with just Wrens, Magpies, Dunnocks and Crows for company.

I failed to locate any Little Owls at their usual locations today.

An invigorating walk, especially uphill in the snow, on a very pleasant day.

I think I'm going to have to look lower down, maybe "costa del Brighouse", to see owt during this cold spell.



Common Gulls







Robin of the day









Soil Hill in the distance




Soil Hill


Mixenden Res, in the far distance


Mixenden Res. full zoom.
Birds - but far to distant to ID.


Hardy Wren on Soil Hill seen from Ned Hill Track



Sundown


Halifax




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