|Posted on 16 December, 2015 at 17:40|
Sorry I haven't posted for a while. The weather has not been conducive to bird-watching, let alone taking decent photos. On Tuesday this week (14th December) our bird class visited Bolam Lake. And very dark it was too - ISO of 3000+ was needed to get any sort of picture. Bolam is not noted for being a particularly fruitful site but it was a good day - over 20 species seen - most notably kingfisher, redpoll and goosander in full breeding plumage. As ever the swans came to see us - expecting to be fed. It was interesting to watch their behaviour and it soom became clear who was top of the peck order. This male advanced on the group we were watching in full threat posture and soon had the pack on the run.