Monday, 11 April 2011

More from Bolton Abbey

Sunday 10th April 9:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
     More about my family trip to Bolton Abbey which lies in the Yorkshire Dales
on the banks of the River Wharfe. The mystery bird, this I saw flying low over
the river at high speed, about the size of a Starling with a brown capped head,
dark grey back and white chest. It rested on the side of the bank or a boulder in the
middle of the river before diving under the water for minuites at a time. After trawling
through my bird books, yes all you experienced birders out there, it was a Dipper well
known to live in this habitat but which I've never seen or heard of before. Some more
pictures below following on from yesterdays post.

Dipper feeding in the water


Chaffinch Female

Mandarin Duck male

Grey Heron

Grey Heron

Female Mallard with her young ones

1 comment:

  1. A good day out there Danny and some good birds and photos. Dippers are not always easy to find and even harder to photograph. You,re doing well,stick at it. The Mallard chicks are early.