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Cumbria W/E 23 October

Posted by meg33 on October 23, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Well a trip to Workington and Siddick Ponds produced very little, a shag was the only thing of note at Workington really.

Soddy Gap

Early Morning at Soddy had 3 Jack snipe with 97 Common Snipe. 1 Water Rail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, big group of Long-tailed Tits, and Fieldfare, 3 Reed bunting and a Heron.

Last night 8 Goosander, 3 Wigeon, 20 Teal, 300 Greylag Geese with 3 Pinkfeet. 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel

Plenty of Redwing and Fieldfare over and in hedgerows.

Common Buzzard

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Adult Med Gull stumpy

Pink footed Goose

 

Crosscanonby

2 Med Gull 1st winter and an Adult. 3 Bar-tailed Godwit and 8 Knot. A Red-throated Diver on Sea. A wet and Miserable Day!

Bar-tailed Godwit

Whilst coming back from work along Derwent water i spotted a young otter feeding very close to the road, i pulled over into a carpark and got these pics.. Brilliant looking Otter. Video HERE

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Finished the day off well with a very showy 1st winter Snow Bunting, Birdguides reported it at Maryport but didnt actually say where!!!!!!.  So after 2 hours searching i finally found the bleeder.. a cracker too. It was hiding behind the sea wall and wast too bothed by people as it would just fly over the wall and come back when the coast was clear.. My pics dont really do it justice as the light was terrible..or thats my excuse ;-)

Snow Bunting

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A Cormorant gave a good photo opportunity sat on the Beach. Looks like it could be the Sub species pc Sinenssis

Cormorant

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