This hasn’t meant a lot to the locals, who have removed or demolished the barriers at night and weekends.
The pond’s inhabitants keep on keeping on. There’s three grebes (great cresteds of course – goes without saying). One solo one at the western end – I suspect it’s the one that was left to rear a sole chick alone last year – and a pair to the east.
Robins are especially noticeable – they sit high up singing merrily in territorial announcement.
Spring is springing:
Round the pond – goosanders, grebes and stuff.
Pond with goosanders
Something we see rather a lot of round Worksop: the police helicopter low overhead.
A goosanderish day: I’ll get the Grebes out of the way:
Strange behaviour a fair distance out in the pond a pair of mallards were at it. The female goosander took a very … aah … prurient(?) interest.
And here’s the scaup female with one of the tufted duck females.
This wasn’t the copper chopper.
These hazel catkins I thought looked funner inverted. Not so sure now.
More signs of spring
Just around the pond:
Thought this was a female but it might just be a juvenile
Tufted ducks are so …
Of course there’s plenty of sparrows, grebes and mallards
Guess what: walked round the pond again!
Every day he feeds the ducks and every day they arrive when they see him approaching
Can’t recall how big this bird was; it could be anything from finch to thrush for all I know:
No mystery here:
Thursday 28th Feb
Once again just around the pond; loads o’ birds:
Departing rapidly and looking almost translucent:
And here’s a robin doing likewise:
Putting Robin Redbreast to shame:
Buds are budding.
Here’s a siskin that I didn’t recognise until I’d tweeted it and been inundated with info.
Here’s a closer picture:
Here’s a female mallard landing …
… and a gull passing by:
This little guy looks as if he knows there’s a camera capturing him:
Coming at you!
Fat little tit:
That’s February done – it’s only nine days ago – I’d rather be out walking than in blogging.