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Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I looked out of the window it was grey murky misty foggy and every where looked so DULL!! There is a legend that there is a big orange ball in the sky but I'm beginning to think it's a myth.

I had no idea what to do or where to go! I thought I'd go and photo some villages but just ended up at Rye Meads.

Do I take the camera? No point but I did anyway.

As I strolled up the path I spotted something in the undergrowth by the stream. It popped out briefly - Water Rail!

There were 3 Bullfinch along the path which was a good spot for RM.

A few ducks at Draper Hide but not much else. There was a flock of Long Tails and other tits along the path and some Blackbirds and Redwings.

The pylon coming out of the gloom.....

At Tern hide there was an area of water in the ice which had attracted a few birds.

The lake at Gadwall hide was frozen over there were some coots in the one area that wasn't frozen over, when I opened the hide window they were off!

As I walked to the Warbler hide I decided there would be nothing worth seeing and it was dull grey and I fancied some food, I turned around and hadn't gone 20 yards when something flew across the path... BITTERN!!! ooh nice

Bullfinch, Water Rail and Bittern? Now that is not a bad haul for a couple of hours!

Tomorrow morning my alarm goes off early and I have to return to work!


Tricia said...

No, not a bad selection of birds at all! And grey seems to be the order of the day in many places today.

Nice sharp pics of the Shovelers though and really like the final "wood pile" pic :)

oldcrow61 said...

Great shots. I love the second picture of the coots marching off across the ice, off into the mist.