Saturday, 21 June 2014

Evening Walk

Quick walk down to Titchwell this pm and how superb...  just six other people on the reserve and felt as if the whole place was my own - perhaps everyone else was watching the football - but just lovely. Highlights were a Little Gull, two Mediterranean Gulls, Spoonbill and Spotted Redshank. Some pics here:
 Avocets were all over the place including chicks and one parent by a nest right next to the path and bang in front of a bench. I don't fancy it's chances to rear this egg.
 others were flying about and generally making a nuisance of themselves
 or competing with their reflections for food
Flybys included this Spotted Redshank straight into the sun
 this male Shoveler with the sun behind me
 and two of some sixty or so Black-tailed Godwits
Black-headed Gulls were stepping out in their finery
 and Lapwings were just iridescent

Oystercatchers hammered the black and white theme
and in the reeds a Sedge Warbler
Then walk ended with a controversial group of five Red-crested Pochards and an evening group of Mute Swans - all in all a very pleasant couple of hours :)
Arrived back home in time to add Stock Dove through the kitchen window while cooking the evening meal. Happy days

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