leute kennenlernen münchen chicago Cajicá A good week this week. Now up to 79!
cofre tesoro png On Saturday we combined practcing photography with birding at Newport Wetlands. On the way we nipped into Maesglas Industrial Estate to try and see the Waxwings. There was one in the trees by the snack van, as soon as we saw it it flew and we didn’t see it again. Lucky.
We then went to the Wetlands. We waited around a bit until we got hold of Tasha to wish her Happy 18th. The we set off. The birds were very thin on the ground to begin with but we did see some rabbits, and then a fox at the far west of the reserve near the power station. A lovely dark red male.
It then started to pick up. Lots of Reed Buntings were in the reeds and were showing beautifully. With the help of someone else we saw what we think was a Scaup, he was certain as he had been looking at one last week in London, having looked at the photos I’m now not so sure. I think it may be a Tuftie.
By the lighthouse and the tideline there were loads of waders. A load of dunlins flew in and then were joined by Grey Plovers (and British lifer), Redshank and Knot. Lots of Oystercatcher and Curlew further out too. Along the path the was a large flock of Linnet.
Back at the visitor centre a Reed Bunting landed on the feeders so got some nice (ish) shots.
Tried out some new binoculars, trying to decide if its worth getting a set for £500 or waiting to get my dream Zeiss’s! The Viking HDs they had were miles better than the ones I have at the moment, hmmmm?
Leaving the centre there was a Kestrel on a Lamp post. We stopped on the side of the road (it felt like being back in the Gambia). Amazing view. We followed it for a while trying to get a decent photo but did quite get it.