By the time I get to the patch (Thacka beck reserve) I've got a sweat on, in spite of the fact that there is a freezing wind blowing. A quick scan of the area tells me the only thing I'm going to get out of this outing, is exercise and cold. The first thing I see that's wearing feathers. are two Moorhens. Now if you don't see these, or Mallard and Gulls on the reserve there is something drastically wrong. Believe it or not the only other birds I saw apart from the afore mentioned, was two Chaffinch, and a Crow. While I'd been getting exited about all my finds, it hadn't go unnoticed that the sky had gradually gone black, and the next thing I'm struggling to get my camera under my jacket, and bins back in pocket, as the rain lashed down. Whoever was playing this little game with Gordon, had won,, as I scurried for home, I said to my self, one of these days we might get a good sighting again.
So with nothing to show for my wet outing, I have decided to share with you the best three birds we have seen on the reserve.
today. Water levels where much lower, there was shingle areas, which attracted this Plover and at the same time Ringed Plover.