Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Local stuff

Well having no job means I'm starving and have no petrol in the car so everything I'm doing now has to be very local. I Still just about have the motivation to get up in the morning and walk the dog at least. So Ive been covering what should be a very good scrubby area on the Maryport North Promenade, well it would be good if it was on the east of the UK. The scrub here is very thick which makes finding anything pretty hard but anything calling could be found with some patience. The wind everyday this week hasn't helped things though. Birds i could hear were a mixture of Goldcrest, Robin, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Greenfinch and Goldfinch. At no point were there anything unusual..
Soddy has been quiet with little on Low Meadows and just 22 Tufted ducks, 16 Coot, 1 Grey Wagtail. Usual Geese and Mallards looking in superb plumage now. The Water levels are high but the geese seem to be creating a muddy edge, although its getting too late for waders now..
This morning took a facebook friend visiting from staffordshire to see some Red squirrels, i thought we may struggle in the pouring rain but bingo we had excellent views. Brilliant little creatures and my friends went away very happy.

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