Yesterday I visited Gosforth Park Nature Reserve for the afternoon.
Common Tern with different sized juveniles
Little grebe out of the water with Mallards
Male Mute Swan bathing and being buzzed
Little Grebe with snack
Juvenile Common Tern
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In reply to HAZY:
HAZY said:Looks a lovely area Bob with lots of wonderful species; do they carry out ringing sessions around there - with seeing both the warblers wearing jewellery ! Love the Tern in flight with the sand eel ?
To be honest i have no idea whether they carry out ringing sessions or not. As you suggest, it looks like they do. I have never seen any advertised so hopefully they carry them out as ringing exercises without turning them into a public show as they do at some reserves - the quicker the birds are released the better as far as i am concerned and I wouldn't attend a session.
Those Terns are doing an approximate 20 mile return journey to the coast for each of those Sand Eels
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In reply to turboman:
turboman said:Great shots Bob, often thought about joining that reserve, but never got round to it yet.
It is quite a good reserve, though I don't get there as often as I might like. I believe the day licence has gone up to £5 so you don't have to visit many times to save money.That said, being a member there doesn't get you in anywhere else. However the only viable RSPB site in reach is Saltholme and that's a 45 mile drive each way for me - so paying the £5 car park charge there and the membership to Gosforth Park makes more sense.
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