Thursday, 25 February 2016

Dowley Gap

Thursday 25th February p.m.
A keen overnight frost but a wonderful morning with clear blue skies, I was at college but my dad had an hour to spare this afternoon so here is his report.
 By the time I reached Dowley Gap this afternoon the clouds had started to appear and soon it became quite overcast with a temperature of 6°C. A quick walk alongside the canal produced Canadas, Greylags,Mallards,Mute Swan & a pair of Goosanders.By the water works the usual Pied Wagtails & Grey Wagtails could be seen in the filter tanks, as well as Wren,Dunnock & Robin nearby.Walking back a Grey Wagtail landed near the canal giving the chance to take some pictures.N.P.
Grey Wagtail

male Goosander

female Goosander



Mute Swan

Canadas on the canal

Dowley Gap 25/2/2016


  1. Great colour on the pr. Goosander photo.

  2. Thanks John, good to have some sunshine for a change.

  3. A great place for birding is Dowley Gap but a bit smelly sometimes and the midge bites become annoying, some great shots Danny