Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A sunny day

A sunny but chilly start after overnight frost brought out the runners and walkers big time so our visit seemed more like a walk along Blackpool promenade than the countryside. A similar visit to yesterday with virtually the same birds seen but the highlight was watching a Long-tailed Tit building its nest with frequent body stretches to make sure it fitted the couple’s requirements, an unbelievable structure built mainly of lichen.  The Great-northern Diver decided to be the poser of the day coming in very close to toft bank at 9am when a Ringed Plover flew past but alas the Long-tailed Duck decided now that it’s more photogenic to stay out in the middle along with the male Smew.
Great-northern Diver by Bob Hazell

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