Monthly Archives: February, 2009

The Monstrosity is…

The Monstrosity is open, New Street Bridge that is, and its about time as it was supposed to be finished before Christmas. I just hope its a VERY long time before a boat goes under it (or sooner if a boat goes INTO it 🙂 ) Still no Dabchick, Coot or Stifflegs, I think they […]

I have not seen the…

I have not seen the Dabchick lately, the Coot is also absent as were the 2 swans today. I did have another very good, and long, look at the female Kingfisher (see also below). I have also not seen ‘Stiff Legs’ for a few days, but he went *missing* last year for over a month. […]

Today was different…

Today was different in a very good way. I first of all saw the 2 swans, then the Kingfisher on the Old Slea and then saw the Coot for the first time in weeks. Walking past where I saw the Weasel I saw a Water Rail, and here is an extremely bad photo of it… […]

Another Duck killed by a dog…

One of the Car Park Attendants told me that he witnessed a dog kill a Duck on the Slea over the weekend 🙁 It just amazes me the way some owners just do not seem to care 🙁 I had another good view of the Kingfisher today, but when Monstrosity Bridge opens (yes it is […]

OK, here is a better one…

OK, here is a better one, the orange on the underside of the beak show its a female, males are black… Terry PS forgot in the last post to also say that we saw a Kestrel and Heron past the Mill today also.

Lucky Friday 13th…

Lucky Friday 13th as we had outstanding views of a Kingfisher for over an hour. Although not a particularly good photo, I picked this one to post as the Kingfisher had just caught breakfast, I will post a better one in a couple of days time… …also saw the 2 swans and Paul said he […]

Interesting day… (+ UPDATE)

Interesting day, I saw the two swans Graham mentioned and took a photo of both of their left hand side beaks so that I can try and see if they have been on the Slea before, I will post my finding either later today or possible tomorrow. I saw the Dabchick near Monstrosity Bridge and […]

An Interesting day…

An Interesting day as I saw about 5 Long Tailed Tits in the trees near the LC Bridge, I then saw a Weasel near to the Mill in about the same place as I saw one last year (or the year before ?), perhaps it was related 🙂 there was also a Sparrowhawk in the […]

Dabchick is…

The Dabchick is still around, I also saw 2 Kingfishers chasing each other, I am not sure if this was territory fights (2 males) or courtship (1 male and 1 female) but it was nice to see. Stifflegs was also around and I think I also saw Tube Duck. No sign of the Coot though, […]