A wet afternoon at Lackford Lakes

Based on which part of Suffolk was going to get the least rain, we plumped for a visit to Lackford in the west of the county.  It was a good call:

A greylag goose gives me its usual friendly look!

There's always one trying to stand out.

Two's company.

I love seeing herons fly past.  Any heron will do ....... and this grey heron fits the bill nicely.

'Where have all the fish gone?' wonders the cormorant.

The kingfisher sits and looks innocent!

It spots its audience and decides to come closer, only to play coy .........

....before taking pity on us and posing properly.

Finishing off with a bird I always turn around for when I hear it flying -  a magnificent mute swan!

Enjoy, as always.

Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Love your Kingfisher Clare....nice captures from your day out

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • What part of Scotland are you from, Linda? Generally, the Scottish accent is one I like.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Brilliant set of birds and photo captures Clare and well done getting the Kingy to pose.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to Clare:

    Central Belt...Lanarkshire

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • Is this a grand tour of Suffolk Clare, your certainly clocking up the miles this past week. Lovely photos again, I'm about to go to Titchwell as the wind is dropping.


    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/

  • In reply to Linda257:

    Linda257 said:
    Central Belt...Lanarkshire

    Ah, I know where you are.  I've driven through it but have yet to visit it.  I bet your accent sounds better than my accent (Suffolk Swede, according to my husband!).

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Oh right...M74 it close by

    Oh a dont know about that Clare lol..depends what mood you catch me in lol

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)

  • In reply to tony:

    Tony T said:
    Is this a grand tour of Suffolk Clare, your certainly clocking up the miles this past week

    We mainly stick to south-east Suffolk at the moment.  Lackford is the furthest we've driven for a while, and it was certainly worth the drive.  Limpy (my husband) has PTSD and it's important that I get him out and about as much as I can.

    Have a good time at Titchwell!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Great photos Clare, one of these days I will get a photo of a grey heron airborne, one day ? Lol
  • In reply to Clare:

    Lackford is my local reserve, we were there just before lockdown in March and not been back yet. Until this trip to N Norfolk Ickworth Park NT on my side of BSE is the only place we've been to so far.
    I'm really sorry to heat about Limpy's problem, I can fully understand wanting to get out and about into nature and wildlife watching I find it helped me a lot during lockdown.
    So far been rather mixed at Titchwell due to rain and very high winds, though yesterday we did find the Lapland Bunting fleetingly at the back of the dunes near Holkham beach sadly no pictures and failed on the Red Breasted Flycatcher in the same area.


    Tony

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/wherryman/