Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Big Waters 19 February 2017

Some pics from Sunday's visits to Big Waters.

First Pintail of the year on Big Waters

The Scrape starting to show as the water drops but with the news that
Storm Doris will be arriving tonight probably means the levels will 
be rising again
 A dullish looking Bullfinch
 Make sure you wear your Wellies 
 Lots of small pockets of BHGs around
 Four of the Six Curlew on the fields although we did see a flock of 15 fly over
 The scrape emptying as Farmer Nick drove his Quad around
 The ringed Grey Wagtail in its usual spot but still unable to get the number
 Sleepy Time
 A couple more shots of the Pintail Pair


Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Big Waters 5 Feb 17

Out for a wander on Sunday with Ian D around Big Waters, we were joined later on  by Keith B and Graeme B and we did the Big Walk.  It started off quite cold but became a little warmer and brighter later on.

A couple of early morning scenic shots

 I heard a Crossbill and was trying to find it in the Conifers when an Oystercatcher dropped in.
Also seen around the Public end were a Treecreeper, Long-tailed Tits and a couple of Goldcrests
 The duck on the pond were notable by their absence although there were still a few around.  Widgeon moving around, a few Tufted, some Mallard, a couple of Gadwall, not many Teal, plenty of Swans (still beating each other up), lots of Gulls and a Shoveller although no Goldeneye were seen
 A Heron in its usual early morning haunt until the dog walkers move it off
 Jackday looking for scraps
 A Robin on one of its usual perches
 Nice clouds over the South West field
 The island a bit bare of birds and vegetation
 One of 3 Yellowhammers that were in the Feeding Station
 A couple of pictures of one of the 3 ringed Willow Tits, this one with White Tail

 A pair of Bullfinches flying around the Feeding Station which was quite full of
foraging birds