Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Selfheal (Prunella Vulgaris)

Been having a wander about this last few days, one day I spent  a bit of time over at Bassenthwaite Lake.
         I had a count of 18 Mute Swans, 17 Greylag Geese, 1 Heron, 2 Goosanders, numerous Black-headed Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull and a few Common Gulls.
         Spent some time on the Isthmus with Les but nothing much about apart from hoards of gulls and geese being fed by tourist over by the boat landings.

A couple of pics. of the Westies enjoying a swim in Derwentwater.

Little Misty has a better idea of what to do than Kyfer.

On our patch, there has been good numbers of Lapwings on the Flash, although this morning Mallard far outnumbered anything Else, but Lapwings have numbered well over 200 at times.
      Roy has had a least 3 sighting of Kingfisher,  twice on the Thacka beck reserve and once on the Pond close by. Also Lesser Whitethroat which is a new addition to the patch list.
        The one thing that concerns me at the moment is the fact that I have had no sightings of  Buzzard for a long time, and there was always one or two about. In fact in a previous post a couple of years back now, I mentioned the fact that I had 6 overhead at the same time, and pics to prove it. I'm wondering if someone is shooting or poisoning them. very sad if this is the case.

PS. The Match 8-- 8-2 poor Mr Arson

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