Sunday, 10 April 2011

Bolton Abbey Day Out

Sunday 10th April 9:30a.m. to 2:00p.m.
     A trip for all the family today to enjoy the glorious sunshine with the
temperature up to 18°C , my main task with some assistance from my dad
was to get some good bird sightings and some snaps. Luckily we did both even
with our dog pulling us everywhere and particularly into the water for a drink.
    We walked through Strid wood up to the aqueduct then back along the other
bank hearing alot of bird life and seeing plenty as well. We saw 30 Mallards,
8 Goosander, a pair of Mandaring Ducks, 10 Chaffinch, 1 Grey Heron (juvenile),
2 Black-headed Gulls,10 Pigeons and a Red-legged Partridge. there were various
Tits flitting about mainly in the tree tops and we heard a couple of Woodpeckers.
There was a mystery bird which I'm trying to identify. Some pictures below
and will post some more tomorrow.

Looking up stream from Aqueduct to Barden Tower

Male Goosander

Grey Heron with two female Goosander

Grey Heron (Juvenile)

Pair of Mandarin Ducks

Red-legged Partridge

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