Saturday, 8 September 2012

Willen Herons

On my latest visit to Willen Lake I was very pleased to see that the Parks Trust have finally cut down the reeds in front of the hide.
I know the excuse is that they can't do it during the breeding season but surely they can be kept in check before the nesting season starts and then a bit of careful cutting back during it it.
I guess it's all or nothing with these guys.
After all why bother putting a hide there in the first place if no-one can see out of it.

Anyway rant over, the place is looking pretty good at the moment.
There were no waders in front of the hide but over on the spit a flock of twenty or so Lapwings played host to a fine Black-tailed Godwit.
Ducks are starting to build up with a few Gadwall and Shoveler joining the regular Mallards and Tufties.
 Although lacking waders the area in front of the hide seems to be a good hunting area for Little Egrets -4 birds on site - and Herons.

Little Egret
Grey Heron
Little Egret

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