Sunday, 3 February 2013

Dosthill Water Ski Lake

No I have not taken up a new sport, I am more likely to break a leg or something if I gave this ago or at least end up swallowing a lot of the lake.

We were there to hopefully see the pair of Long Tailed Ducks that had taken up residence.

After a fun drive there (Sat Nav's really take you on some interesting routes) we eventually found the spot and vowed to plot our own route home straight up the A51.
As per usual we didn't know if the birds were still around and to find them meant a bit of a trek, this usually is no problem but a pushchair on soggy grass was tough going especially up the hill at the far end of the lakes.

Well our luck was in and we were soon watching this life tick of a duck, we eventually managed to see the pair although always too distant for even a record shot.
Other wild fowl there were plenty of Shoveler, Gadwall, again loads of Tufted Duck and the odd Wigeon as well.
Other birds noted were Meadow Pipit, Sky Lark, a large group of mixed Redpoll  and Siskin.

On a garden front our single male Brambling has now been joined by a female.

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