Wednesday, 28 November 2012

A Flooded Walk

There is a pathway below the banking on the left of this image and it runs all the way along side the lake, but you will have to take my word for it. The tops of the wooden posts in the centre right of the image are about three feet high with a concrete base.

An extremely dull cold and windy day for an attempt at walking around some of the parkland. All of the resident various ducks and geese that frequent the three lakes had disappeared completely.


There was little in the way of birdlife although I was fortunate to find some colour amongst the dull midst of the morning. A Cock Pheasant was circling around under some bird feeders and picking up seeds dropped by the careless Greenfinches.


You may recall my previous post about finding a bird that turned out to be a rare Blyth's Reed Warbler.
Below is where I walked along the pathway between the bushes Left and right of the image. I needed a canoe to do that today.


(Blue Tit) Just a little more colour to brighten up the day, but the ISO setting was going through the roof.


This is a car park below.


Almost lucky with this Goldcrest, but the light was so poor and I have cleaned it up as best as I can.


Arn't you supposed to pitch your tents on high ground.?


The weather forecast is changing thank goodness to dry, but very cold weather and it is going to take a while to get rid of all this water.

14 comments:

  1. Hey Roy...I would say you have had your share of rain that's for sure,you'll need wellies or waders to get around ; } It has been pretty dry in my area!!
    That Pheasant is absolutely gorgeous!
    Stay dry if you can...just don't plan any camping trips : }!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG,
      I have no inTENTion of doing any camping GG.{:))

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  2. Hi Roy, I reckon you'll be ice skating on that field in a few days :-) Beautiful photo of the Pheasant!

    Many congratulations on your inclusion in Bird Guides this week as a result of your excellent sighting of the Blyth's Reed Warbler.

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    1. Thanks Jan, does this count as Andy Warhol's "Famous for 15 minutes." {:))

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  3. Oh My goodness Roy! I had no idea you were having this much flooding! I hope you are high and dry! Love the picture of the pheasant. Just gorgeous! Your new look is wonderful also!

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  4. Hi Roy

    A wet walk indeed we are many months away from open water here. I really liked the photo of the Pheasant.

    All the best
    Guy

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  5. Lovely clear photo of the Pheasant. Makes up for some of the dull wet conditions.

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  6. Wow...some serious flooding! I guess you will have to wait awhile to do that walk again! Love the pheasant shot! I have never seen one in the wild. Very lovely birds.

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    1. Thanks Mary, it is starting to subside already.

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  7. Wow!! That's a lot of water. How wonderful you found that rare bird - the Blyth's Reed Warbler! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Karen, yes I was fortunate to find that bird. I nearly didn't do that last part of the walk where I found it.

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