Friday, 6 January 2012


It appears that this year we are going straight from autumn into Spring, not bothering with winter...well that's what the local birds seem to think.  Robins and Blackbirds are already practising their dawn chorus songs and down the Nunnery Lakes this lunchtime, Dunnocks, Wrens, Goldcrests were also in full voice and displaying to one another.  With the gales finally dropping and unseasonally mild and sunny weather today, the lakes were quite busy with 5 smart drake Goosanders, a remarkable (or if you are a fisherman, worrying) flock of 28 Cormorants that came up off D Lake, which then proceeded to circle overhead like something out of Lord of the Rings and much more unusual down the lakes, an adult Greater Black-backed Gull.

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