wasn't too shabby, so I thought I'd risk it for a biscuit, and went to Longham Lakes. My 2nd trip there ever, the first was blowing a hooley so not too enjoyable, but hey-ho
I started off just before sun-up, hoping to catch a sunrise. but alas, the sky was a beautiful pink, but by the time I found somewhere to pull over..... it wasn't!
So, at Longham there were numerous gulls
and Swans.... that looks a lot of effort....
but it's worth it...
There were comments the previous two days about a Black Tern, and judging by all the people with big camera's and bigger lenses taking pics of this bird...this is it!
As I walked round the South Lake I saw what appeared to be a green woodpecker
And then a Willchiff Warblerchaff
I decided as my luck had been good weather- and sightings-wise to try my luck at my usual river on the way home...
and I saw a couple of kingfisher, a cormorant doing his best swan take off impression, a couple of otters, and a majestic heron....
The long and the short of it!
All in all a very good half day out, and I was thoroughly spoilt by what I saw!!
Lovely photos, comme d'hab.
My favourite (as the garden seems currently to be full of them), the Warblifaff.
In reply to Dave - CH:
Dave - CH said: comme d'hab
Murky buckets mon-sewer, but you should see the 400+ that don't make it on here
In reply to PimperneBloke:
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
Dave - CH said: your 'funny tern'
That's an age thing Dave, I've been having them a while now
Superb photos PB.
I'm getting sooooooo jealous of your brilliant otter photos, and the kingies.....
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