Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The Weekend

Hadn't been to Big Waters for nearly 2 weeks and when I arrived mid morning it was suprisingly empty but there was a note in the log saying that a Mink had taken a Juvenile Mallard, thats at least 3 now its taken.   There was also quite a few birds around, with the stars (in my opinion) being the 2 Great Crested Grebe and their 2 Juveniles (acting very grown up) hanging around the lake.  Several Grey Lags dropped in and out a couple of times and at least 3 Little Grebes were seen.  The Common Terns still wheeling around the skies and fishing quite frequently.  Got some great views of Willow and Reed Warblers.

Then off to see a friend up North but still had time to drop into Druridge where this gorgeous Greenshank was strutting its stuff outside the hide.

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