Sunday, 22 January 2017

Colourful Bigwaters

My first trip to Bigwaters this year, as my mate only gets one day a week off we can't pick and choose what that day that will be so as seems to be the case at the moment it ended up being another silly ISO day(dull and cloudy).The feeding station was quite busy as we had a surprise visit from this smashing bird
My first this year and what a bird a real pleasure to see.
Another colourful bird
not so colourful but by golly there quick, then the party was quickly over when this young lady dropped in .
The water on the lake looked black in the dull grey skies the usual fowl were present with some nice Goldeneye and a few White fronted geese on the far bank.

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Entertaining Gosforth.

Wednesday  at the park saw the super highway to the hide requiring different footwear ( ski's or mud boots perhaps )but the Bitterns and Otters were out in force, no ice this time and the sun did try on occasions here's a few pics.

They did manage to catch a sizeable Roach/Rudd from the margins but were reluctant to share.

This one managed to get a little too close.

PS  Hide record still stands at  (9) very cosy again.

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Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Icy Gosforth

A little late this post really as it was last Wednesday that our visit took place, on arrival the lake was frozen over and remained that way for the duration of our stay. I believe Gosforth is looking for a record of how many people you can squeeze in a small bird hide nine (9)adults as it stands at the moment (quite cosy it was) however Bitterns  were the hope for the day and they didn't disappoint, some had better views than others depending on where you were sat !!

You can see what looks like ice on the bitterns back ?

Its too cold I'm off.