Sunday, 25 July 2010

Bird mix

I went for a walk along the Colne on a break from working on my dissertation. It was good bird spotting today with a nice variety. The river was on its way out and the muddy banks were lined with gulls--black headed,  some sort of black backed gull and I'm guessing some juvenile gulls--and lapwings. It was the first time I've seen a lapwing in months. An oyster catcher flew by. Six swans a swimming, or sitting. A few young moorhens sitting pretty in the water. I crossed paths with blackbirds and sent wood pigeons clapping and flapping into the sky. It was a nice evening for a walk, with a grey-blue clouded sky and the sun making a descent in the west; a perfect break from work and the indoors.

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