Thursday, 25 May 2017

Big Waters - 21 May 2017

Haven't been up to Big Waters for a couple of weeks due to Family Duties so it was great to get out there for a few hours for a good old chat and a perusal of the countryside with Ian D, Alan J and Keith B.  Here are a few pictures from the walk

A Fox watching us watching him
The paths are getting smaller as the greenery grows
I can't remember anything growing here 3 weeks ago
One of my favourite vistas 
Six Great Crested Grebes on the pond but only 1 pair has any young
The resident Swan pair which bred on Little Waters has now brought them to the Big Pond
View of the Island from the new Platform
...and the North Scrape from the New Platform
Reed Bunting belting out the top tunes for the ladies
Lovely flowers
The Cygnets on the main scrape
Canada with its reduced brood of 4
Young Moorhen on the Main Scrape
At least 4 Terns sitting on the Island
Another shot of the Grebe family
...and the Swan family out for a Sunday Paddle

Finally a short video of some of the youngsters on the pond with background (non scripted) chatter supplied by the lads (and Mick M)











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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Pictures from a few morning walks over the last few days

HOWDON WETLANDS







BIG WATERS







RISING SUN












.......AND FINALLY A COUPLE OF SHOTS FROM MY GARDEN

A Blue Tit collecting nesting material from a moss covered brick I put next to my garden potting table plus a short video




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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Big Waters 9 April 2017

A few pictures from the walk around Big Waters on Sunday 9 April 2017 with Alan J and Ian D

Swan settling down in her usual place at Little Waters

 Plenty of Chiff chaffs and Willow Warblers around




 Unusual place for the Grey Heron

 Quite a few Butterflies out in the morning sun

 Another pair of Swans on the main pond getting a bit frisky

 Moorhen on a nest with 2 eggs
 Cracking view on the Boardwalk

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