Saturday, 15 January 2011

The Snipe are back

At last the ground has softened enough for the Snipe and yesterday I counted 8 in their usual place on the M6 side of the flood, but as I have said before the ground is very uneven there and they can very easily conceal themselves. There was also 60 or so Lapwing, getting on for a dozen Mallard, 2 Black-headed Gulls, and a few Starlings. I didn't hang around too long as the weather was grotty. And this morning it was far worse, heavy rain with a South est wind, plus it was still dark as I had taken Mrs W to work for 7-30 then continued on with the Westies.

I got a text from Roy at one point saying there was a few of these little fellas in an area of Penrith, but I was otherwise occupied so couldn't go looking, plus the weather wasn't conducive for photography.

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A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.