Sunday 31 July 2022

Venus Pool - Black tailed Godwits

My first Black-tailed Godwits of the year and there were five of them! Thanks to Dave Chapman for the heads up! Four adults and a juvenile...

And this was what they did for most of the day!

Occasionally disturbed by curious Gulls...

The juvenile stretching his legs!

Close views seem to be a thing of the past and with the water levels dropping fast, no chance soon!

Thursday 21 July 2022

Venus Pool - Egrets and Waders

I wasn't expecting much but with an empty car park at Venus Pool beckoning, I walked down to the hide with a spring in my step! Rightly so, there were two Little Egrets on the middle island, then as I returned my gaze to that area, their Big Brother had walked in, a Great White Egret!

A long way off but big enough to stand a decent crop

There had also been a Redshank present on arrival but a shrill call announced some company in the shape of a Dunlin!

Shame nothing came any nearer...

Friday 8 July 2022

Venus Pool - Redshank

Two months have elapsed since finding a use for the long lens! Despite the poor light, managed decent views of a Redshank (first one of the year) at Venus Pool...

Feeding in front of the main hide...

The mud provided a better backdrop!

And after a swim across to the island, perched nicely on driftwood!