Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Grange over Sands

We had spent the day near Windermere and were returning to our lodge when I realised that Grange over Sands was a place I knew nothing about, so the first sign I saw we turned right. I had in my mind to get to the shore to look out over Morcambe Bay but realised that the railway ran between the town and the waters edge. While looking for a route under the railway I spotted a park pond with a lot of birds on it, so parked up a soon a possible.
We wandered into the public park and toward the small pond when I saw, a female Mandarin. This could be good I thought as I spotted a Male, then another, and then many more unusual birds, by which time the penny dropped.
It turns out that this Public park pond is populated with unusual birds through the efforts of a local individual who we were unable to identify.
Although captive through wing clipping, I still felt they were worth a mention.

Apparently they lost five female Mandarin as a result of Foxes and Badger during the winter.
This was where I secured my Pintail photo which I included in an earlier post

2 comments:

Seaside Observers said...

We holiday in the lakes quite a lot and we always visit that pond when we are anywhere near grange its a lovely little place especially in the summer, eventhough it does get really busy its well worth a visit...

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture!

Kah Wai
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