Saturday, 15 August 2015

Harold Park & Park Dam

Saturday 15th August a.m.
Harold Park
A bright sunny start to the day with a temperature of 14°C, a good selection of birds at Harold Park around the Lake area.These included Mallard,Canada,Coot,Moorhen,Mute Swan,BH Gull & Tufted Duck there was also a pair of GC Grebes with three chicks & a Juvenile GC Grebe.
Park Dam
A short distance down the road at Park Dam there was a similar selection of birds but the GC Grebes had five chicks & there was also a pair of Little Grebes with three chicks.Also we were pleased to see four Swifts over the water together with House Martins & Swallows.As we were heading off we put the camera away in its case but as we were about to leave the field we noticed a bird on the O/H wire, a Kestrel! Well you can imagine slight panic set in as we had to retrieve the camera from its case take the lens cover off & quickly try & get a snap. As it turned out the Kestrel was in no rush & so we got our snap, it then went down into the field quite close to us & we managed a couple more, a good end to the mornings birding.

GC Grebe Juv

GC Grebe

GC Grebe with chick

Little Grebe

Little Grebe & chick

male Tufted Duck

Harold Park

Park Dam

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