Monday, 18 February 2013

Doxey Marsh

Sunday being a nice day we decided to go for a wander around Doxey Marsh just outside of Stafford, just hoped the water levels would have dropped allowing us to walk around and not require a raft for Gem's pushchair.

Creswell Flash water levels were very high so we did wonder what we were letting our self in to. Not much on show, just the usual Teal, Tufted Ducks a couple of Cormorants and Black Headed and Lesser Black Backed Gulls.

On the actual reserve a few path look they have had there levels raised by a bit of gravel thrown on top to raise the levels allowing you to get around. Although you still needed wellies to reach the screen, after going for a paddle and reaching the screen it was not really worth the effort with no sign of the Water Pipits just a few Shelducks on show.
Walking along by the river a bird calling Pipit like flew over but not knowing the Water Pipit call I couldn't say just what it was.
From the hide nothing really exciting to watch although Lapwing was added to the list alongside Goosander and Grey Heron, but was just nice to be out and about.

Then it was off back to the car via the park for Gem to have a go on the swings and slide.

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