20 Feb 2017

Mute Swans.

Before my recent travels to New Zealand (business unfortunately) the pond that keeps on giving threw up another surprise when I gazed out of our front bedroom window and saw tow Mute Swans among the throng of Teal, Wigeon and Shoveller that have taken up temporary residence.

They only stayed for an hour then flew off west. A single Lapwing also stayed for a couple of hours and the Wigeon flock reached a peak of 6 birds!

Arriving back home in the dark Sunday morning I was surprised to flush two Woodcock from the middle of our lane. Not something I'd expected to see. With the weather being quite mild it was no surprise to see Blue Tits investigating the nest boxes  I put up just before I went away.

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