Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Mixed Bag

Decided to have visit to Clara Vale LNR. It was a bit cramped with three long lenses already there in the small hide, but stayed long enough to see the Siskins:

Also there were Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Robin, Blue Tit.
Around the corner to Sled Lane Pond, where the Goldeneye were displaying:

which was quickly followed by a coffee and scone at Bradley Hall Gardens.
Across the river to Whittle Dene. Lower water stretches, void of birds as did the reserve stretch appear to be at first. However when the eyes were opened there were Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, Curlew, Shelduck, Tufted Duck. All at long distance from the hide
Upward and onward towards Kirkharle saw Kestrel, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Buzzard.
Late lunch at Kirkharle then home

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