Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Local patches

Had a walk round Thacka first thing with Kyfer and Misty after dropping Mrs W off at work. Scanned the flood first but very little on it, some Mallard, Moorhen, 2 Oystercatchers, 1 Lapwing.
I decided to have a walk to the settling pond, again not a lot there the usual Mallard waiting to be fed, about 6 House sparrows, and mixed in with them this Reed Bunting. Quite a few Willow Warblers could be heard, and Kestrel flew over.

Later in the day I had a ride over to Greystoke Forest and pottered about for quite a while again there was considerable numbers of Willow Warblers about and this time one was very obliging.

It made a change being able to take a photo without a clutter of branches getting in the way. In one area the was plenty of signs of woodpecker activity, then one started drumming very heavy, then it called, that familiar yaffle, yes Green Woodpecker.
On the way home I called in at Bright Tarn, a few Mallard, 2 Black Headed Gulls 7 Greylags. and that was about it. Quite a good day really.

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