We've had a busy weekend which meant no birding for Danny as on Saturday we were in
Mansfield attending the Taekwondo Dan Promotion event.Danny was attempting to gain a Black
belt which would make him a 1st Dan grade.It was a trying day but I'm delighted to say he passed
& is now a 1st Dan Black belt in Taekwondo, well done Danny!
Then today I was there again with his sister who is already a Black belt in Taekwondo but because she is under 15 this is called a 1st Poom grade.Well today I'm pleased to say she passed her second level making her a 2nd Poom Black Belt in Taekwondo, so again well done to her.
These lasted all day which gave me the chance to slip away for a couple of hours birding in the Mansfield area.On Saturday I travelled West to Carsington Water where there were plenty of birds to see including Cormorant,Mallard,Tufted Duck,Mute Swan,Coot,Wigeon,Teal,Redwing,Lapwing &
Redshank. As I was walking round I came to a viewing screen in a wooded area which looked at a bird table.I'm so glad I decided to go sit down to see what came, Coal Tits,Great Tit,Bullfinch,
Nuthatch,Chaffinch,Tree Sparrow & also several little gems Willow Tits. It was great to see these little birds & even get a few pictures making the visit well worth while.
On Sunday I headed South of Mansfield to Attenborough Nature Reserve where again the same wildfowl was on show with the highlight being a couple of female Goldeneye, hopefully these should be returning very soon to our own area.N.P.
|Wonderful to see Willow Tits|