It was a tad cold at Big Waters on Sunday and Monday but thank god the forecast strong South Westerly Winds didn't materialise. There was enough time on Sunday for the Short Walk with Ian D, Alan J and Graeme and on Monday an hour in the hide with John D who was ringing and catching quite a few birds (albeit mainly Blue Tits). Too cold to sit so went for a walk round the public end which was curtailed after 10mins by a brief strong shower. So then headed off back home to clean out the shed (isn't life fun when your on holiday). So here are a few pictures from the 2 Days.
Collared Dove by the Football Car Park
Poor little Ducks with their tootsies freezing
Plenty of the small stuff around also
My Lumix FZ72 stopped working (well the viewing screen) so have sent it off for repair so had to resort to one of my older Bridge Cameras hence the following video, which is not of my usual standard, was taken on Sunday, as I always do just to keep a record of what was around. This week the Otters were out again spending a fair amount of time frollicking around near the island. Lots of Teal, plenty of other Ducks swimming around, plenty of Tree Sparrows and a couple of Willow Tits. Hopefully I will be getting out and about a bit more as the holiday period arrives
Big Waters - 14 December 2014