|Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus ) also goes under the name Waterhen, and when we where kids we called them woggy hens, a corruption of the word water.|
The above moorhen was spotted lurking on the edge of the sedge, and at one point was observed actually climbing up the sedge. I thought Circ Du Soleil for you mate.
I continued on, heading for the big hedge, and the first bird my bins alighted on was this-----
|Male Reed Bunting.|
|Female Reed Bunting.|
Again all these sightings where due to the fact that someone had put seed down. I have to say at this point, that one or two dog walkers have been know to complain about the seed, saying
it makes there dog sick. Don't feed your dog seed then. Its a nature reserve for fricks sake.
|And of course where there is seed sooner or later our friendly Robin will cash in.|
|I don't think anyone can resist, click click.|
|A branch of Thacka beck, normally just a trickle, now looking more like a canal, (looking North)|
|Looking South To the outskirts of Penrith.|
|And further round a small flock of Woodpigeons enjoying the sun.|