Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Washington WWT

A few Pics from Washington WWT this morning. There were two fantastic Little Ringed Plovers there giving me my 200th Lifer.

Plenty of Young'uns around as well. The best being this little family of Grey Lags.

The Avocets had laid eggs but unfortunately they have been destroyed by unknown predators. They have however been seen mating again.

A Grey Heron was getting a lot of grief of the Common Terns. He was getting a bit to close to comfort to their eggs.

The Grey Heron in question

Whilst I'm on about the Common Terns these two were performing a circus act. Look at the balancing skills on that.

Drum Roll and TaaDaa

All this was happening on Wader lake which for a change was busy with birds today.

A view of Wader Lake for those that have not been before.

Thought i would throw this pic of a Shellduck in because i like them.

Common as muck i know but they are rather bonny

Next stop up to the feeding station. Where there seemed to be thousands of Bullfinches . And very photogenic they are too.

Go on then I'll throw another one in.

A few of the plants today.

Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens)

And another

Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)

And this chap to finish the morning off. Singing his heart out on top of the branch.

So a lovely morning out with plenty to see.


  1. Hi Davy,

    The nettle like flower is probably Yellow Archangel. The blue flower is a willow herb of some sort. I'll have a look at Keble Martin later to work out which.

  2. Cheers Gary Id now confirmed.