Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Knypersley early Wednesday morning.

Working from home today, so I thought I would have an early morning wander, barrier still closed so parked on the dam.
Nice steady walk up the path from the car park bought me to the fallen tree, empty,  put some seed down and carried on walking.
Round at the bridge and it was still dead, me, me and more me, very little sound and no sight ( sounds a bit  like a busted television ) anyway, time to wander back to the car, thought I might as well go back the way I came and see if anything had descended onto the feed.
Great tits, Blue tits ,Nuthatch and then Mr Jay, hello what's that I hear , Tree creeper, can't see one, O yes I can !!!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

About Time

Is it just me or are these beauties very late this time, I don't seem able to find them in the normal haunts.
Never mind cause I got this one.

Broad bodied Darter.
Will keep on looking and post my findings.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

In the shadow of a power station. 1-6-13

In years gone by I spent a lot of time fishing matches all over the place, one venue was Willington on the Trent, we went yesterday with the cameras instead.
The old gravel workings at Repton are now a nature reserve with lakes, grassland and scrub, the place is alive with the noise of wild life.
There are pits still being worked and lots of gravel piles around, on these we spotted Oystercatchers, ducks of a few types, swallows and swifts.
 The last viewing platform down the lane gives the best view over the lake but the interesting part is the field 1/2 way down on the right, Reed Bunting, Whitethroat and Grasshopper warbler can all be heard in the field edges and scrub, this is one place due for a return visit.