Thursday, 23 July 2015

Bobbing About

Somehow, I convinced my better half a visit to the reservoirs would be a nice way to spend the morning together. 

We headed for Lockwood first. At the bottom of Lockwood there was a flurry of juvenile pied wags and many juvenile black-headed gulls. Actually, that's pretty much the long and short of it for the day - juveniles of all our patch species everywhere.  There were 3 common sandpipers and a kingfisher at the top of Lockwood. 

(distant) Common Sandpiper
 Cormorant
Grey Wagtail
The overflow chanel was very low too, but held nothing of interest. 


En route to East Warwick, we spent a a bit of time appreciating the blue damselflies, banded demoiselles and the funky-punky red-eyed damselflies. 

Red-eyed Damselfy
Red-eyed next to a Common Blue Damselfy
Over EW, a smattering of sand martins could be heard and there were a group of loafing common terns basking at the top end banks. A lone common sandpiper worked its way up the east bank.

Common Tern
Then we went to the Ferry Boat Inn. I painted a coot and she painted an apple.



Coot

Apple
@leevalleybirder - GH

1 comment: