Friday, 6 August 2010

Lunchtime at Gayhurst

A lunchtime visit to Gayhurst Quarry today.
As with most other places there was very little around.
The drake Wigeon was still on Fishing Pit as well a couple of Common Sandpipers.
On Spinney Pit the larger of the two Swan broods was still present with the leucistic 'Polish Swan' looking even more striking alongside it's greyer siblings. Motorway Pit had 5 Little Egrets scattered around, along with another Common Sandpiper on the western shore. A single Kingfisher, a juvenile Teal and half a dozen Common Terns remained along with 3 or 4 youngsters.
Up at Quarryhall, just one Yellow Wagtail, several Skylarks, a pair of Linnets and a couple of Stock Doves were present.


At work this afternoon, this inquisitive young Magpie seemed to be behind me everytime I looked around. Shame I'd already eaten my sandwiches.



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