Sunday, 10 February 2013

It was cold, wet and windy this morning as I left for my full patch walk, a walk that was never completed, as after just two hours I realised there was little to be found in the ever darkening conditions  :-(  It's still raining now as I write this at 16:20hrs!

I did visit the lakes though, where the COOT pair were feeding, only two CANADA GEESE were with them, plus a MOORHEN and three MALLARDS, a bonus bird in the form of a CORMORANT sat in one of the bankside trees.

Looking around the Tree Nursery and Greenhouse grounds I found just a MEADOW PIPIT of note, but a LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL (55) that flew over was a new species for the month, so I supposed the visit wasn't a total waste  :-)

The only photo's for today are more of the Long Tailed Tit and Great Spotted Woodpecker from yesterday..............roll on spring............
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Long Tailed Tit
Long Tailed Tit


Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Lesser blackies on the move here today too Warren - spring can't be far away now, but winter will no doubt have a few stings in its tail yet.
Luvin yer lotties!



Marc Heath said...

As i write at 4.30 its snowing hard. As you say roll on the spring.

Gary Jones said...

Warren that first Woodpecker shot is stunning mate!!!

Joe said...

Lovely shots of the woodpecker and long tailed tit. Long tailed tits are such photogenic little birds

Linda said...

Hi Warren,

Your photos are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Warren :-) Gorgeous photos again both here and on the previous post. They're all lovely but the LTT looking straight at the camera on the previous post was a real cracker!

We had heavy snow here yesterday pm onwards, just a little more today.

Alan Pavey said...

That last pic could be a character out of Star Wars :-) Great pics. Well done for even attempting a walk yesterday.