Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Kingfishers at Far Pastures, Derwent Valley

Following our very first sighting of a Kingfisher during the previous weekend's visit to Rodley Nature Reserve, Leeds, this weekend we trumped it with a pair of Kingfishers at Far Pasture Ponds Hide, Derwent Valley, Gateshead. We only managed to photograph the birds separately & at a distance, but it’s better than nowt.

From the hide we also saw Reed Buntings, a pair of Mute Swan, a Little Grebe, Grey Heron, Swallows, Coots. Hundreds of tiny frogs hopped across the pathways & a Red Kite made an appearance over the valley.

A Grey Heron in the shallows with a Swallow making a splash in the background

A Grey Heron and a Little Grebe on the water.

More information about Derwent Walk Country Park and Derwenthaugh Park

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