Is it summer is it winter?, what strange weather, it will be spring before we know it. Do the birds know whats going on? they'll only get half way and have to turn back. Today there were 4 Green Sandpipers very mobil and noisy around the Scrape, 26 Snipe were also out and about, and again if you can see 26 there must be at least double that amount. Wildfowl are still building up especially the Teal, and the Black-Headed Gulls were again very active. Butterflies and Dragonflies are making the most of this barmy weather as well as the Bees and flies of all types. Rooks, Crows and Jackdaws were up in the top Paddock which kept a wellcome male Stonechat in the bottom corner feeding like it's been on a journey. Lovely weather , but is it healthy?
Friday, 31 October 2014
Thursday, 30 October 2014
It was looking very good today with 3 Green Sandpipers mainly on the small slip near the river seen from the seat, a lone Egyptian Goose was on the back scrape but took off after an hour along the valley. At least 14 Common Snipe were visible on the front Scrape which could mean there were twice that number and 50 teal were also spread around in the same area, 30 Black-Headed Gulls were feeding among them and catching Sticklebacks, And a few Water Rail were kicking up a din left of the viewing area but could I see them. The weather is frighteningly mild.
Friday, 24 October 2014
While trespassing on an adjacent Patch I took a few bad photo's commonly known as record shots among the fraternity of the wonderful Ring Ouzils at least 3 that have called in and have been feeding on the Haws around the Slack.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
2 weeks to bond with our 10 month old Grandson Toby, so while he was at nursery and they were working we could do what we wanted and we had a car, but there was just as much going on around their apartment complex I didn't really have to go far, there were swamps and woods all around. The migration was still slightly going on and the weather was fair. Saw lots more than these below including Bald Eagles.