I had a few hours at Adwick today with my main interest hoping to see the Avocets....
I started off at the Bolton end and one of the first birds I saw was this Redshank
testing the water
loads of Lapwings all chasing each other..had to be happy with long range shots, the closer they got the harder it was to get them in shot..they sure can move!!
up by the viewing area an Oystercatcher on the small island (one of two there)
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Also on the island were a couple of Ringed Plover (total of four I saw)
like the Lapwing another bird chasing each other
and with a couple of Avocets
and at the side of the water
more to follow
The Avocet flying display team then decided to take to the air.
A chap then told me about the Black Tailed Godwit up the track back at the Bolton end so decided to chance my luck...
Just as I turned the corner to go up the track I'm not sure who was more surprised when this chap landed at the side of me and instead of flying off he took one look and carried on looking for lunch.
he managed to spot something and I didn't see him again.
up bt the pool I only managed to get record shots of the Godwit.
long distance and through the hedge.
twas bitterly cold out in the open with the wind but really enjoyed the visit.
Very nice day out then Alan, not sure what the white line is in your pictures, I know a lot of people don't like to do any PP on their pictures but I just had to on this one and it only took 20 seconds.
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Yep Tony it is all part of the Dearne Valley area, all that area was full of coal mines.
I don't think the RSPB own it but manage it, I think it's designed as a flood plain for the area, there is a bridle/footpath that runs all the way round it, they have gone to a lot of trouble to put predator fencing all the way round and it looks like it is going to pay dividends when it comes to the ground nesting birds.
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