Friday, 14 February 2014

There was just enough time to walk over to the lakes and back this morning, before the heavy rain and blustery wind set in for the rest of the day.

I didn't get to see much, especially in the very dark and dismal light, just the MUTE SWAN and COOT pair on the ornamental lake. The main lake had 3 CANADA GEESE on it, and the flash of a KINGFISHER, while the small lake had 4 more Canada Geese and the feral BARNACLE GOOSE present, MALLARDS and MOORHENS were seen on all three lakes. A CORMORANT sat at the top of a silver birch tree on the bankside, and a small party of maybe a dozen REDWING flew over.

On the way back home, the wind was picking up, blowing in the first spits of rain, all I saw of note was the male KESTREL hunting over the Ashes Lane Field, what another terrible day  :-(

Looks like tomorrow will showery with a gale force wind blowing, so I don't expect much from the day, Sunday looks like the next time i'll get a decent amount of time out.

I've also run out of photo's !!!!


Marc Heath said...

Like you, I may have a lay in tomorrow as it looks like gale force winds, Sunday might be ok though. A week off now, let's see, I bet it rains most of the week.

Warren Baker said...

Weather people reckon next week will be back to normal winter weather.............that's still wet and windy, but not as severe :-) :-) :-)

Pete Woodruff said...

Bad weather, few birds, no pics, this is not good Warren.

Well, you can say that again....This is not good Warren!

Jason K said...

We were lucky enough to have a break from the rain yesterday so I did a walk around Shenstone...but its been pretty miserable here for a week or two