Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Weir Wood

A quick trip to Weir Wood reservoir hoping to find some photogenic Marsh Tits on the feeders by the western end hide. Weather was bright sunshine with a keen westerly breeze making things on the cool side.
No Marsh Tits but there were two Green Sandpipers on the mud, too far away for a photograph. However, fly bys of  Buzzards and a constant stream of Greylag Geese kept me awake. Other birders turned up and parked right next to the feeding station so decamped to Barcombe Mills. I had never visited the River Ouse before and this place has potential, lots of fast flowing water, weirs and sluices so it should give Grey Wagtails and Kingfishers when the weather improves. In the car park an ivy covered tree with berries galore was providing fare to all and sundry, including two of the fattest Mistle Thrushes I have ever seen. A place that I shall revisit in the future.

Common Buzzard

Common Buzzard

Greylag Goose

Greylag Geese

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