It was a bright sunny morning as I set off for my second visit to Adwick washlands but gradually got darker the closer I got and I fully expected to get wet, but thankfully the dark clouds never got bad enough to drop any wet stuff.
Not a brilliant day photography wise but still a lovely walk all way around the site
All the Teals on site were too busy feeding to lift their heads up so all the shots ended up like this lol
At the viewing platform was
A Pied Wagtail
A Mallard having a bath
My first Winter migrants..a group of Fieldfares
Plenty of Wigeon on site
and yet again the star of the show was the Little Egret at the side of the main footpath.
Also seen...1 Green Woodpecker, Moorhens everywhere you look lol, loads of Black Headed Gulls, 10+Blackbirds, 4 Wrens , 2 Swans, 10+ Wigeon, 6+ Lapwings, 1 Little Grebe in channel at viewing platform.
Another lovely visit.
next stop Old Moor Friday.
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Wot no Kestrels! Maybe have one or two at OM!
Otherwise a lovely selection D & LE so sleek & supple, great vids withat reflection!
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In reply to WendyBartter:
Sorry Wendy nope no Kez today though a couple had seen one earlier, hopefully drop on one at Old Moor for you.
Nice to see the winter visitors arriving. Need something to cheer us up during the dark days ahead. Redwings have been reported on my local patch but I've not seen any yet.
Little Egrets are always good value and so photogenic. Do you have the camera on a tripod. My hand held videos are always so wobbly but yours look pretty steady.
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In reply to TeeJay:
TeeJay said:Do you have the camera on a tripod.
No Tony I have it on a monopd while I'm out so it is fairly stable.
In reply to Alan.:
Hi Alan, lovely to see your photos of Adwick Washlands. Although I have been to Old Moor many times, I have never actually gone across to Adwick. I hope you have a good day at Old Moor on Friday and I'll look forward to seeing the photos. I haven't posted many photos lately for the simple reason that I haven't taken many. I have been taken up with my bird ringing lately, and just a few weeks ago now I finally got my C permit which means I can ring my garden birds. I retrapped an LTT this afternoon which I ringed with my trainer back in January 2016 and we caught it again in February this year. Great to see that it keeps coming back to the garden especially as they LTTs disappear in the summer.
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In reply to ChristineB:
Belting set of photos Alan and judging by the range of species Adwick Washlands looks like a great place to visit; loved the videos of the L.Egret too stirring up the mud with its feet and then later in flight - just beautiful. Nice you saw the flock of Fieldfare, I haven't seen any Redwings or Fieldfare yet so hopefully soon ! I believe Redwings tend to arrive first followed by the Fieldfare.
I was at Deeside estuary today and saw some similar species to you with those beautiful Teal and Egrets although, alas, no wigeon ! Friday looks to be a good day weatherwise with sunshine so hope you have a great visit and bring us back more lovely pics.
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In reply to HAZY:
Well done on getting your C permit Christine it will be interesting to see what birds you keep getting.
Thanks Hazel just seen your thread.
Looks good Alan and well done Christine! I look forward to tales of bird ringing x
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