Thursday, 29 April 2010

Adel Dam and Breary Marsh

Visits earlier in the week to Adel Dam and Breary Marsh brought views of Great Spotted Woodecker. On the Breary Marsh side we spotted a couple of males and from the 1st hide at Adel Dam this female, lacking the red on the back of the head.

This was one of two males spotted high in the treetops.



At a distance, a fox in nearby fields, spotted us and continued to the stone wall and leaped over and out of sight.


There were plenty of woodland birds, this Chaffinch, Robin, Wren, Coal Tit, Blackbird, Long Tail Tit, Blue Tit, Wood Pigeon.


From the 1st hide at Adel Dam this Nuthatch enjoys a rather fatty looking snack.

Wildflowers in bloom included Lesser Celandine, Wood Sorrell and Bluebells. These ones grew against a moss topped fallen trunk, the horizontal fissures resembling the lines of a musical stave and the flowers the musical notes.

4 comments:

  1. Great photographs again.
    Lovely birds.
    Costas

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  2. Such a lovely set of pictures, Linda. I worry about the nuthatch and that rather fatty looking meal it's enjoying. I particularly like the last picture.

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  3. Hello Costas and Emma, thanks very much to both of you for your kind comments. Yes the feeder is full of an unlikely looking Nuthatch snack isn't it? Best wishes, Linda

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  4. Thanks for introducing us to Adel Dam and Breary Marsh. We included both in a circular walk we did from Golden Acre Park via Eccup and Lineham Farm today. Got my first Treecreeper of the year at Adel Dam and my first House Martin over Paul's Pool at Breary Marsh. We'll be going back to both sites!

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