Friday, 14 December 2012

Lots Of Tits

A trip out with John A to Big Waters via Killingworth for a Latte had us getting some of the closest views I think we have ever had of Waxwings.  So here is yet more pics and a small video.

As the sun rose and the light reflected on the thin clouds we just stood and watched


The clouds dispersed and the birds just changed colour and it was like this for about 10mins


They were chased several times by a combination of  Magpies, Blackbirds, Mams with Pushchairs shouting ooohhhhhh look at the pretty birdies and double decker buses passing.   I only got one chance of flight shots though as they always seemed to go off in the wrong direction


Passing by the "Sign of the Latte"




A short video of them as them moved around the area


We then headed up to Big Waters where the pond was about 70% frozen and the multitude of Wildfowl, Gulls and Swans were crammed into the 2 non frozen areas.  We spotted Bullfinches, Goldcrest, Siskin, Yellowhammer and several Wrens on the way in, also a couple of Grey Squirrels were working their way along the ditch on the side of the track.  On reaching the Hide my compadre kept counting the Moorhens in the Feeding Station as he had asked me what the records was for the number spotted actually in the Feeding Station and to be honest I didn't know but told him 12 after a quick glance.  He then started counting loudly on lots of occasions and after about 20 mins he hit 13 and was exceptionally pleased with himself and so I congratulated him.  Will have to check with Alan J what the record is and if it is over 12 then I wont bother to tell him but if it is I won't tell him either but anyway will keep him away from Alan for a while in case he mentions it..  Whilst John was counting I had set my video camera up to use its sensor facility where if something appears on the screen then then it starts recording (bit like a trail camera), although the last one is a hand held jobby.  So here is 

Lots Of Tits


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