Friday, 15 January 2010

Shibdon Pond

Shibdon's regular shoreline residents were host to a couple of Pochard. It was surprising how close I could get to them.

There were also a few Tufted Duck.
Out in the open water were two Shelduck, which were much more difficult to get near.
A walk along the boardwalk at the back of the pond revealed Water Rail, Cormorant, Long Tailed Tit, Bullfinch, Reed Bunting, and a Robin feeding on insects in a waterladen area.


Northumbrian Birding said...

Nice to see your increasing the art work, like it very much , I have given up but must get the paints out again, its good fun if nothing else.

PCF said...

Yes, keep up the good art work. I wish I could settle to do the same but never seem to get the time or am not in the mood after a day battling authority, computers and life!

Citybirding said...

Thanks Brian and Peter. Now that I've finished working for others I've got more time. Well a little bit

Birding about Northumberland said...

Lovely Robin and fabulous art work, i'm a fan of your paintings

Citybirding said...

Thanks Michelle.