Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Grey, Sleety Day

On Wednesday there was a threat of heavy snow, so we switched to N.Cave Wetlands. Throughout the whole morning session we were accompanied by a light falling of sleet. We visited the new verandah area first, were we saw what looked like a Peregrine Falcon zoom overhead, followed fairly swiftly by a female Sparrowhawk. The Teal took to the air, as did a solitary Snipe, but they all remained unharmed. Later in the morning we saw a fine male Marsh Harrier, which we were assured was a different bird to the one seen yesterday. 

All photos (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
One of the best birds was a Green Woodpecker, which was in the area of the field feeding station. We also saw: Siskins, Goldfinches, Gadwall, Shoveler, Tufted Ducks, 2 Herons, Lapwings, a single male Bullfinch, and Reed Buntings in the area of the Maize Field. 
 Ear Fungus

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