03 May 14 Down at "The Eyes"

04th May 2014
The last couple of weekends I’ve visited Woolston Eyes NR and although I’ve not seen anything unusual or scarce I have enjoyed my visits nevertheless.

As you walk onto the meadows there is a small patch of Ramsons or Wild Garlic and the smell is wonderful, if you like Garlic that is.


Ramsons or Wild Garlic

There are also some small patches of Bluebell and Cowslips, I also seen some Snakes Head Fritillaries a few weeks back but they had been battered by the wind and weren’t really worth photographing.


Spanish Bluebell


Cowslip

I believe the maximum number of Black-necked Grebes that have been seen is thirty one, a pretty good total.


Black-necked Grebe

AS you can imagine the breeding season is in full swing, displaying birds, mating, nest building and broods of chicks.


Black-headed Gull with nesting material


Getting to know you


Up close and personal


On the nest


Black-necked Grebe displaying


Greylags with brood


Greylag goslings

There's plenty of behavior to keep you spellbound for a few hours! Well it does me.

Birds in a hurry


Coot on the run


Little Grebe water skiing

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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