Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Saturday, 13 February 2016


And we're halfway through it!!

Myself and Whisky have done a fair bit since last post; most of it round the local lake, Caldecotte.

We've seen some good birds there, probably the best has been a rare Ferruginous Duck.

 About the size of a Tufted Duck or Common Pochard, but a beautiful chestnut colour.
A bit like a 'conker'

Of course there are always the doubters; the biggest being the self claimed greatest twitcher, Lee Evans. What a wanker.

Even though a group of 'twitchers' had descended upon the lake to see it,

he still didn't believe it initially.

There's also been a confusing looking Red Crested Pochard for a while.

Looking like a female, but with the red bill of a male, without the red eye.

Daffodils have been flowering early in this crazy weather,

along with Crocuses and other spring flowers.

Not many sunny days between the constant wet days, but managed to make the most of it when it happens.

The unusually mild weather here has got some of the birds a bit confused.

Some have been getting very amorous like these Mute Swans

This Coot starting to build his nest

and the Great Crested Grebes have been doing their weed dance.

Grey Wagtail

and Robins have not been left out during this mild weather

 Pairing up rather than fighting.

It's been a great month, but it's flying by

Enjoy what's left