Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Monday morning on the reserve

The warmest day so far at Cromwell.
One of the local Canada geese on the lagoon.

The depth gauge read 70cm - a drop of 8cm in a week.

           Out for a quick preen.

Little Grebe were calling and young moorhen were playing near the far shore

A Coot swam idly by

By 7:40 the temperature was rising and the lagoon looked hazy. A reed warbler sang close by, but could we see it? nope!. 

Other birds included Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat and a Mistle thrush in full song. 

These dandelions were unusual. We had not seen heads as packed as this before.

We met Peter on the canal path and had a quick natter. 

A really fantastic early morning stroll around the reserve.

Chris Yeates has just pointed out that these are in fact fruiting Coltsfoot flowers.

Many thanks Chris

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