Thursday, 26 December 2013

Back to Big Waters and Howdon Wetlands

A couple of short trips to Big Waters and one to Howdon Wetlands on Christmas Day was all I could fit in after our return from the Isle of Wight during the last few days as the many tasks associated with the Festive Period took up so much time.  Big Waters is still holding the Scaups attention and a few Goosanders and Shovellers have been seen also.  Large counts of Mallards, Teal and Wigeon were made today by Alan J although there wasn't as many Gadwall as there has been lately.  Just a couple of pictures from Big Waters showing a Redwing and a Willow Tit.

Down at Howdon Wetlands it was quite busy also with up to 30 Snipe, lots of Teal, Redshank, Curlews, 7 Shelduck , flock of Lapwing and Gulls all over the place.  

Finally a couple of short videos from Christmas Day

Howdon Wetlands - Christmas Day Part I

Howdon Wetlands - Christmas Day Part II

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas

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