Monday, 15 February 2016

Weston Turville and Wilstone Reservoirs

Yesterday the sky was a bit brighter than it has been, so we decided to go for a drive. Paul pays close attention to the various local groups on Flickr, and there have been some interesting bird sightings coming out of the Tring reservoirs.

We started at Weston Turville, where there was not a bird to be seen. Definitely no sign of the osprey who was spotted there! And there was a howling wind and I'd left my hat in the car, so we moved on pretty quickly.

The Wilstone reservoir was much more profitable. And if there had been a bit more sun would have produced a really memorable day of photography. As it was we got a couple of bursts, enough to illuminate the teal flashes on the sides of the teals, but not for long enough to get a really good lapwing in flight.

You can see from this lapwing how much difference a bit of sun makes
Yellow legged gull
Grey wagtail

There was a steady stream of cormorants carrying nesting materials to this island in the middle
Great spot for lapwings

This pied wagtail wasn't keen on having his picture taken



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