Friday, 11 April 2014

Back to Patch

After an exciting trip to the North Pennines last weekend it was back to earth and patch on Wednesday.  The wind made for a rough lake and relatively quiet lake but the long staying Scaup was showing well.  Unfortunately the light was none too good.

Scaup (in poor light)

 Only one of the Great Crested Grebes was showing in the centre of the lake with no sign of its mate.  One of the now regular Shovellers was also in the centre of the lake.  A handful of Sand Martins fed over the water.

One of the now regular Shovellers on a rough lake.
Seventy to eighty Mute Swans were on the larger lake and the flock was being fed by youngsters.  Good to see the kids enjoying themselves.

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