Thursday, 30 March 2017

Murton NR and surprise Siskins

A temporary, fruitless, but short search for a first seasons Osprey left me chasing a better photo of the Green Sandpiper still at Murton but it was kept moving by the ranger in his wee truck, noisy teenagers and two "non teenagers" who should have known better and strayed from the paths, well actually never went near them almost walking along the shore of the pond!



Better than the previous photos but could be so much better if it showed when it was sunny and it was left in peace....


In front of the Gladstone Hide


Spooked by some random machinery noise


Pintail pair but never near the hide before the "canny walkers" scared everything away


Still some Wigeon around, these near the Stewart Hide


Reed Bunting through the dirty windows of the hide


I almost never get Siskins in my garden and usually only when the weather is hard so this pair were a big surprise this morning and were even in the front garden for a while







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