Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Sliding Back Into the Wild

Green Woodpecker (c) 2010 Tony Robinson
Green Woodpecker (c) 2011 Aileen Urquhart
What's going on?
Trying to keep them on the ice
Reflections (above)

The End Result (c) 2011 Aileen Urquhart
Today's session was altered to North Cave Wetlands because rain was forecast throughout the day. Of course during the session not a single drop of rain fell! It was a great morning for views of a female Green Woodpecker, whilst the end of the afternoon was enlivened by the release of 6 immature Mute Swans on to the ice. Seemed a funny time for releasing them back into the wild. Let's hope the thaw really sets in soon. Other birds seen included: Great Spotted Woodpecker, Bullfinch, Siskin (20+), Snipe, Wigeon, Goosanders, Water Rail, Little Egret, Redwing, Fieldfare, Buzzard etc. Total birds seen on the day 44.

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