Monday, 7 March 2016

A quick sprint round the big park

The Safari stopped off at the big park on the way back to Base Camp after work.It was another mission to find a Treecreeper but first we called in at the lake to see what was going on there. There were young families on their way home from school armed with bread and seeds for the ducks. All this free food on offer had attracted plenty of Black Headed Gulls too
 And of  course the local Coots aren't going to pass up a free meal either.
Further out the Great Crested Grebe showed no interest in the bread and was shy of the activity.
 Of course what all the kiddies wanted to see were the resplendent drake Mallards which looked might fine and dandy in the late afternoon  sunshine.

We lurked furtively around the wooded areas but again to no Treecreeper avail. Lots of Blue Tits, Great Tits, Robins and Blackbirds as usual but today we saw a pair of Long Tailed Tits which we managed to avoid yesterday. 
The feeders we watched yesterday were mobbed by three Grey Squirrels which kept almost all the birds, apart from Feral Pigeons which waited for any spillage, away.
We've also had some exciting news from our Extreme Photographer down in sunny South West Wales. More about this revelation as it happens, he's got no pics yet but you'll like em when he does.
In the meantime he sent this sequence of a Starling fight on his feeder recently. The lower one was taking a battering but wasn't for letting go.
He apologises for the poor quality, the pics were taken through a double glazed window in not the best of light.
Where to next? Not a lot was happening on Patch 2 today, better luck tomorrow hopefully.
In the meantime let us know who's looking fine and dapper dandy in your outback.

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