Monday, 30 May 2016

Strumpshaw Fen: wet and windy and no Osprey!

Knowing there's a Steam Rally at Strumpshaw today, I thought I'd get up early and stake out Tower Hide before the traffic builds up. I was in the hide by 5.30 am and spent a pleasant couple of (chilly!) hours enjoying close views of the usual suspects. (Chiffchaff, Little Egret, Pochard, Shoveler, Gadwall etc.) Interesting to see that a pair of Gadwall has managed to protect a brood of eight ducklings, while most other species seem to have lost all / most of theirs to predators.

Back home by 8.00, it was good to see that the garden birds seem to have shrugged off last week's disturbance: the Goldcrest was back by the pond and young Robins were all over the place!


chris said...

Hi David. Paid a visit to the Fen last night after work. Got the Osprey fishing over at 8.30 from the tower hide. My mate Kev got some good shots. Posted one on my twitter Chris Bales 4 Hope your ok Chris

David said...

Jealous? Me? LOL!