Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday 9 March 2012

"Look at my ring ...

... they're all the rage you know."

Nipped over to Watermead CP South again this afternoon after work - needed some fresh air and a chance to wield the camera at something. Anything. As it happened, as soon as I got out of the car I noticed a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull and decided to get a few shots. Eventually I got shots of three different ones. I've sent off the details and await the ringing reports, though I already know that a couple of these at least have been recorded at Watermead before and I know where all three are from.

VH85 - Denmark

JAN4 - Norway

T9NH - Poland

Aside from the gull diversion, not a lot to get excited about though the Whooper Swan is still knocking about.

Otherwise, I was entertained for a few minutes by some skanky Brown Rats milling about the edge. Always makes me smile a little to know that the very same people who would go mental at the sight of a rat are the ones bringing the ridiculous amounts of bread n shit which sustains them.

I also noted a few common flowers ..



1 comment:

Rohrerbot said...

Excellent closeups of the flowers. The brown rat is adorable....but I understand how people feel:) Really nice series of pics. Thanks for sharing. Chris