a quiet and slushy walk around the harbour side of the resovoir. sadly i could not find the diver which i was gutted about but thats the way things are. however all was not in vain. we got smashing views of a jay in flight. i dont go to scammonden often (3 times in 15 years) so i can not really say plus the usual species because i dont actually know what they are. plenty of b.h.gulls plus a song thrush and woodpigeons and canada geese and lots of mallards.
as we left we saw a kestrel attacking a crow. in the end the crow got so annoyed that it had to land to avoid harrasment.
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
some beautiful wintery scenes
just as we finished the walk we saw this weasle really close
how do you tell the differece between a weasle and a stoat?
a weasle is weasily identified and a stoat is stoataly different!!
and old craker joke
not much in the way of birdlife. glove eating goose was still there. plus a kestrel and a sparrowhawk fighting although i only saw them go their separarate ways.
a cracking winter day
a vicious bird
that goose is back
3 teal, 1 male and 2 females plus a dubious bird with them
my first ever ogden nuthatch and whats more is that there where two
Monday, 21 December 2009
the robins in the snow gave me a real christmassy feel
Saturday, 19 December 2009
a picture of christmas
low light was a real problem in this shot
as it was in this
a dunnock in the snow
a robin in a snowy bush
ufortunatly this starling neede to realise that snow wasnot edible