Monthly Archives: February 2021

Staying local

Since we’re still having to stay local and not travel, I once again had a trip to Sands Lane, ok not the best place in the world to see nature but nature it is and I was out.

Pied Wagtail was still about but the addition of a Grey Wagtail was indeed a welcome bonus. The other birds about were Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard and two pair of Goosander, these were mainly about the weir. The usual gulls were seen Black headed, Common Gulls and Herring Gulls but numbers were lower than my last visit.

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Grey Wagtail
Herring Gull

Staying Local

Over to Sands Lane mainly to play with the new camera (Sony RX10iv) and to practice my in flight shots, Sands Lane being a good place to get close to Gulls, I wasn’t hoping for any year birds from this visit but Goosander and surprisingly Canada Goose was added to 2021.

Plenty of Black headed and Common Gulls to practice on, also here today was a nice pair of Pied Wagtails which came close for good photos, must remember to tidy some of the litter before taking photos next time here.

A little walk around also gave me Cormorant, House Sparrows, and Mallards not a big list but it was mainly to be out in nature

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Pied Wagtail ♀
Black headed Gull

Staying Local

Another ramble in the local area taking the same route as previously and once again seeing the local Robin singing from his favourite hedge with the local Hedge Sparrows close by, but I then found a different bird for the year along wth the Blackbirds, a single Redwing. In the field were Jackdaws and Black headed Gulls.

Birdlife was quiet today on my walk hopefully next month will bring a change

Bird Species :- Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Blue Tit, Crow, Common Gull, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Mallard, Redwing, Robin, Woodpigeon