Another trip to Ogden this afternoon, I was probably out too late given the 24 degrees heat?
Trying for a 'special' I thought I'd give the woods a try.
I set off up the main track towards Withens , leaving it in favour of the 2nd stile after all the trees finish on the right.
A hot walk through the woods and then NW over the clumpy grass brought me to the fence line, just before the moors start in earnest , near the wind turbines.
Feeling the heat, I then retraced some of the path before a left took me down through the woods back to the water.
A good long stint around the water followed, where I bumped into B.S. doing the rounds.
Tough going in the woods with what birds there were, very high in the canopy.
Coal Tits were in evidence but a decent photo of one was hard to get.
A Goldcrest low in some darkness wouldn't play ball either, constantly on the move before leaving in a hurry.
A few Willow Warblers and a potential Blackcap - but no photo record.
I did actually see the resident Common Sandpiper for only my second time, as it flew, very low around 60 percent of the water to land miles off.
3 Tufted Duck, 6 Cormorant, Great Crested Grebe, 2 Curlew.
The 'usual' Gulls as far as I could tell, included 1 common Gull.
This year is turning out to be probably my worst birding year.
Green Woodpecker calling and a Buzzard on a distant pylon this a.m.
Yesterday Evening - Local:
Little Owl - possibly 2 .
Canada Geese, Mistle Thrush.