Saturday, 24 January 2015

Bumble Hole

The other day we took a walk along our canal to Bumble Hole (Warrens Hall NR). It was a nice sunny day, but cold again, but that's the way we like it! Having seen Winterwatch this week we just wish that we were up in the Cairngorms too. But we are off to the Orkneys soon so we will end up driving through some fantastic views and snow. Anyway I digress, back to our walk out.

The Canal was frozen and quiet, just a few Mallard, Coot and Moorhen about foraging as best as possible in the few bits of open water.

A bit further on a Heron gave us a fly by:
We stopped for a coffee at a bench opposite one of the old canal basins and were treated to a few Long-tailed Tit feeding on some trees on the opposite side of the Canal, along with Blue and Great Tits.

We carried on to Bumble Hole itself and walked down to the viewing platform where we saw 8 Little Grebe keeping very much together, here are seven of them!
The only other birds of note on there were two male Tufted Duck:
We carried on walking fining a pair of Bullfinch but not much else, we eventually ended up on the same bench as before for another coffee before heading back down the canal and home. Whilst having our coffee though 2 Buzzards landed in the trees at the far end of the basin. So for the record:

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