01 Oct 2012Woolston Eyes Visit

03rd October 2012
I made a long overdue visit to Woolston Eyes on Monday, the weather didn’t look very promising as I wandered along the track to the centre hide and true to form I received a good drenching.

So the morning started in a bit of a downpour but it ended in glorious sun! There were the usual waterfowl around, Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Pochard, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Canada Geese(20) and Mute Swans(8) were plentiful along with Coot and Moorhen. No raptors and no Grey Herons.


Shoveler

Unfortunately nothing unusual turned up but I had a great morning and some of the birds ventured near the edge of the centre pool resulting in some nice shots. The Mute Swans were quite active, the Canada Geese posed nicely and the Shoveler did a bit of stretching


Mute Swan


Canada Goose

There were also quite a few butterfly on the wing, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma and some Dragonfly.


Small Tortoiseshell

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