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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Big Waters

Spent a pleasant afternoon at Big Waters ,just a pleasant walk around getting some shots of whatever took my fancy , but the highlight of the day was a couple of Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers chasing each other around the feeding area joined briefly by a female , but one of the Juveniles came down to the small dish that provides water and had a lengthy drink, nothing unusual in that you might think but its the first time I have ever seen a Woodpecker of any sort have a drink, let alone get a couple of photos , I know you lot that has them coming down to feed and drink in your garden sees this all the time but it was a first for me .

 Just the one Southern Hawker this one deep in the Nettles & Brambles as I found out when I tried to get nearer.

 Two Juveniles at the feeding area
 Its comes a litle nearer
 and finally lands near the small pool
 took a lengthy drink
 pauses can it see it's reflection (just visible bottom right)
this is one thirsty bird !!!!
 I like to take photos of Fungi they all remain un- identified but I just like to see them.



4 comments:

Chris B said...

The Top Fungi is The Blusher, I photographed lots at Bolam Lake over the weekend.

Cheers
Chris

Northumbrian Birding said...

Thanks for the info Chris.
Brian

Codders said...

Brian,

I cant recall them drinking out of that receptacle in all my time at Big Waters but I did notice the other day it was completely empty so it might have been filled with fresh water. Havent seen the one that comes in my garden drink either. Also I take loads of fungi shots and sometimes attempt to identify them but always give up after 20mins or so

John

Northumbrian Birding said...

Cheers John, I must confess I would love to have GSW come into the garden , how about a Fungi,Foto,Foray, it would have to be on a Friday !!!
Brian