Cygnets on the move

The six local cygnets have been flying for some time now, but were grounded for a while during the strong winds. This morning after one of their explorations, they arrived back at the fishing pond, see photo,

Two small flights of Whoopers, one of four and the other of nine, passed over this morning, probably see a few more over the next few good weather days.

Still a few Stonechats about caught a couple this morning.


A Great Sunrise

The view of the mountains has been missing for quite a time and this morning their they were back in full panorama.

No wind either produced ideal conditions for reflections in the ponds, but no toast, the turbines weren’t turning.

Added a couple of photos taken at the feeders.


New Bridge

We have finally built a replacement bridge over the ditch between the feeders, see photos. The old one was found after a tip off by another dog walker, it had been cut down and was being used as a form of step ladder in one of the air raid shelters, we also found all our other equipment taken from our shelter. These same people also cut through the camera cable to one of the owl boxes, hopefully they have gone now and do not return.

Natural England employed a contractor at the beginning of the month to remove the Japanese Rose from the side of the long pond, see photos, making access along the west side much easier.

Bob and Bri

Is the first snow of the season

No, just the aftermath of storm Ophelia. Rough weather often produces foam but today it was an overdose of soap suds, and the strong wind picking it off the tide edge and depositing it over the field, see photos.

Bob and Bri