Thursday, 10 January 2008

Blashford Lakes HWT

A midday visit before i started work, to the lakes with plenty of gear knocking about. First stop was Harbridge where on approach I could already see the Cattle Egret showing very well in the immediate field opposite the farm entrance.

Cattle Egret in field oppisite farm entrace and then flew into fields behind the farm buildings out of view (c) Ashley Howe

After a visit to Ivy Lake where the Bittern was showing on and off, but soon disappeared into the reeds. The Great-white Egret flew in and landed behind it and a Kingfisher flew into the bush a few metres to the right. Making a cracking view!

Kingfisher from the Ivy North Hide, the Bittern was slightly to the left of this beauty (c) Ashley Howe

Looking for the Black-necked Grebes drew blanks but a drake Goosander came close to the hide. And Siskins feeding on the feeder beside the car was nice.

A male Siskin on the feeders by the car park and a male Peasant coming to visit as well (c) Ashley Howe

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