Thursday, 2 January 2014

Freiston Shore

Stretching our legs and burning off a few mince pies. Pretty cold, breezy and muddy after all the rain. Mallard, Widgeon, Black-headed Gulls and Redshanks all paddling around in the waterlogged grass.

Mute Swan splashing down

Black-headed Gull

Carrying on round to the sea wall we spotted a young Great-crested Grebe, seemingly stuck in the mud, struggling and trying to clean itself. After watching for a while I attempted to get down to it (on very slippery mud) but it then decided it wasn't stuck after all and zipped over to the other bank. After moving away it returned to its original spot and carried on with its strange routine. Very odd but nothing we could do.

"Squidgy" the Great-crested Grebe

The sun was getting low so we waited around for ages to see if we could get a nice sunset like the other day (no) or if the geese would give us a fly-over (no). We settled for some abstract clouds and flocking birds instead.

Flying Widgeon

Flocks of birds

Sunset behind clouds

Sunset behind clouds

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