A few days ago I found a flock of 50 or so Goldfinches, they were feeding in the fields that run down the spit separating the two sections of the main lake (hope that is clear) and were feeding on the teasels that are covering the field, at the time it was very grey and overcast so my photos used too slow a shutter speed to be any good, so I checked the forecast last night and it predicted some sun (some rain as well, obviously, but some sun) and when I drew the curtains today I was greeted by beautiful un-broken blue sky!
February and its very cold
I decided it was ideal for my goldfinch photo opportunity (as mentioned as a target in my post Jan Review), so I packed my long lens, my walkstool and my bag hide and headed straight to the fields, there wasn’t huge amounts to see on the way, no interesting duck or loafing gulls of note anyway so I didn’t take long to get there.
|Wood Pigeon feeding, Lodge Lake, Milton Keynes|
|A Lone Magpie, Lodge Lake, Milton Keynes|
After around an hour and a half I was getting quite cold, and still no finches. In fact only a few had flown over in this time. A maximum count of 3! So I gave up. I know I’m a bit of a wuss, but my back was feeling the cold and starting to spasm so I do have an excuse. And continued my walk around the lake, there was still very little of note, so I was home warming back up before too long, only adding a lone photo of a funky looking Mallard to my collection.
Hopefully I’ll have a little more luck next time I head out.
|Lone Mallard (Male) Lodge Lake, Milton Keynes|
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