Friday, 19 August 2011

Big waters: 19/08/11

Visited the two hides at big water's today. At the first hide there was little of interest, all that was present was about 5-10 Mallard's, 1 Cormorant and 1 Heron at the far side of the lake. so moved up to the next hide and had a look at the swamp, and immediately saw a hawker dragonfly not sure which as I did not manage to get a photo as it was gone before I got my camera out. Got to the next hide and had a look out and saw, 1 Heron, 1 Moorhen, 3-4 mallard's, 6 Tufted duck and 1 Great crested grebe and later saw another. I then moved to the feeding station and again not much of note, a few Coal tit's, a few Great tit's, and some blue tit's. there was also lots of chaffinch, 1 female siskin, 1 G spotted woodpecker and 1 robin. After this i went to the end of Newcastle airports runway and tried to get a wide-angled view of a aircraft landing and i quite like the result's to, there was also a Kestrel flying along the perimeter fence and kept stopping to hover above it's prey. will defiantly be going back to Big waters in the not to distant future.
Robin

Blue tit

Heron

Heron hunting

Heron

Chiffchaff or willow warbler?

Grey heron in flight

Great tit

Siskin

Terrible pictures but still happy that i have a picture of one

Kestrel

Hover

Hover 2

Easy jet airbus a319-

Jet 2 737-300

Jet 2 737-300

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