Monday, 29 August 2011

29 August 2011

A Grey Day

The morning started off quite cloudy, then some sunshine before becoming overcast and grey. But at West Acre is was also the birds that were grey...with the arrival of a Grey Wagtail, surely one of the top birds in the elegant birds list. It didn't stay long and it didn't come close but was worth a shot just because it was a Grey Wagtail.
Thereafter a brief bit of excitement as Steve Durrant and Eddie saw a Hobby but it was just too quick and so a vain attempt at a distant Kestrel. I won't be doing that again.
Back on the water and the Black-headed Gulls were bathing and drinking. Here a comparison between first year immature and winter adults.
and needs no introduction....another blooming Green Sand !
I love them really, sad to think that in just a few weeks time the hide will be closed to all, as essential maintenance work takes place, which we are led to believe will last a good few years reason therefore for anyone to visit except those few locals who wish to keep an eye on the restoration work. Rumour has it that it'll be replaced with a temporary structure, with no protection from the vicious and extremely poisonous snakes (large snakes) that roam the area.

Once again I repeat my warning - this place is best left alone.

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