|There was very little on the ponds of the Thacka beck reserve, I counted 5 moorhens and 3 Mallard just about visible in the sedge.|
|There was a couple of juveniles sharing the water with adults|
|And one of the adults|
|The trees are still quite young but are bearing a lot of fruit this year, all good feeding for the birds.|
However things where to get better, as I scanned the Electric pylons I picked out another sitting on a pylon within the Newton Rigg land, (this bird really must have a death wish). As I watched, it lifted off and headed down towards the flash area, and just as it was about land in the field, unbelievably a third Buzzard came up to meet it. I have never seen so many over the patch in years. I lost track of one but did follow one of the two, which finely headed off towards the Beacon.
|A few distant shots of the one that headed for the Beacon.|
|It was great to see them again,I hope they can stay free of guns and traps!!!!.|
|And lastly little misty just after I had sheared her, this is the first time I have given the westies a hair cut myself.|