Friday, 22 May 2015

Wife & I walkabout

           Had a walk around Cromwell NR and Claremount today with Lisa now
           the wind has died down a bit, first bird I seen was a Greater Spotted
           Woodpecker in the car park area and then a Jay and a Heron flyover,
           next we walked up to the weir where there was a female Goosander
           and 2 Canada Geese, 2 Mallard and the bad news is there was also a
           Mink loitering about, then walked around to the viewing area which
           was very quiet but a couple of Bullfinch and a Jay saved it, lots of
           Warblers and Chiff Chaffs singing in the Reed Lagoon and one Tree
           Creeper, walked back by the river and seen 6 Goosander 1 male
           5 female and then 3 Blackcaps up in the trees but too dark for a photo.

           Claremount had a Sparrowhawk flyover, Greenfinch, Chaffinch,Goldfinch,
           Dunnocks, Collared Doves, lots of Jackdaws and Magpies and a Tawny Owl
           in a mates garden box that he put up for them with hope and it payed off.
           Wish I'd of got a lot more shots but my eyes were playing up and watering
           all the time so found it hard focusing everything was a blur, bumped in to
           Cath G and we got an invite up to the Isle of Mull, can't wait but just trying
           to get the time.



  1. Nice stuff Dave.
    Great Collard Dove with the blue background and Awwwh, Owl of course.

  2. Cheers John, nice to be out & about again.