Friday, 2 July 2010

Thacka flood & river Eden

Took the Westies for their morning walk and had a look at the flood, it was pretty quiet really. I thought only 2 moorhens had survived but all three are ok. there was just one Ostercatcher and a few corvids kicking around. surprisingly yet another clutch of mallards, this time 11, 2 of which are pure yellow, (who's been playing pick & mix then).  We didn't hang around too long as I was dressed for the sun and it started to rain.
                                        

              1 female Goosander and 11 young. 

 Later in the morning I set off for the river Eden taking the footpath near Lilliput just off the A66. just after the railway tunnel there was a Buzzard above me . Next I came across 2 oystercatchers in a field of veg. acting very suspicious as if there was a nest or young about. And apart from finding the Goosanders that was about it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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