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Tealham and Greylake

A very cold frosty start to the morning,as I drove along Tealham I noticed a family group of Swans surrounded by ice so stopped for a photo no sooner had I got out of the car the sound of Whooper Swans could be heard Twelve birds in all, they took to the air, on to Greylake one Buzzard was seen . The path to Greylake hide was part flooded and icy making a difficult walk, At the hide was a Kestrel to the right, soon two marsh Harriers were seen one nicely marked Male and the crippled legged female. Shortly afterwards a flock of Teal took of in panic and a Peregrine was seen making a high speed pass amongst them but it continued on its way with out a catch. In front of the hide a Snipe demonstrated hover flight and another made its way cautiously across the ice. In the car-park a good number of small birds were feeding including a Greenfinch,returning home a Great spotted Woodpecker, a very good morning indeed.Photos on Website.

Re: Tealham and Greylake

Oh!! forgot, twenty four Black-tailed-Godwit at Greylake.