Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Maryport & Siddick pond

Mrs W and myself had a ride over to Maryport today and had a walk along the coastal area and a small area of beach. 2 pair of Ring plover both pair behaving as if they had a nest close by. Also a few Oystercatchers feeding in various areas. By the harbour there was a Rock Pipit feeding young

                                                                                                                                     After making sure Mrs W's stomach had been satisfied , we moved on to Siddick pond. On the small pond, pair of Mute Swans with 5 young, and also a few Mallard. Moving on to the main pond , a count of 8 Heron, Mallard again of all ages, 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Wren, a few Coot and another pair of Mute Swans with young but not showing well.

 From a distance we watched this Herring Gull fighting on with this morsel of food and couldn't make out what it was. On closer inspection it turned out to be the remains of a crab.

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