Tuesday, July 04, 2006

East Anglia Holiday - Day 9 pt 2

In the far pool there was a large group of summer plumage Black-tailed Godwits, they are so different it's almost like seeing a new bird:

Again, apologies for the technology but this is the best snap I could get of the very distinctive upper-body colours, and it clearly shows the half yellow, half black beak:

Making further progress along the path we spotted this Whitethroat showing well:

and close by some Juvenile Whitethroats, including this one:

We went on from Welney to the RSPB reserve at the Ouse Washes (http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/o/ousewashes/index.asp) which was deserted, being almost completely absent of both humans and bird-life. The humans were watching England struggle against Portugal while the birds were struggling with the heat! This reserve sounds like an excellent place to visit in the winter with one notable word of caution. As you can see from the above link some locals and visitors like their 'killing for pleasure' so Sunday is the only guaranteed quiet day.

A quiet day in which we ambled for 6 miles.


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