Monday, 15 July 2013
WILLEN LAKE NORTH BASIN
Stopped off at Willen Lake North Basin on my way back from the Rutland Water PGP and couldn't believe how shallow the lake was - lots of mud and some huge potential for the coming autumn season. Waders were represented by 7 GREEN SANDPIPERS, 3 Oystercatchers and 52 Lapwings, with 20 Little Egrets fishing in the shallow reedbed fringes; also female Gadwall with 4 young and female Tufted Duck with 6 young.
Just look at all that mud !!
Roosting Black-headed Gulls, Common Terns and Sinensis Cormorants on spit
The Green Sandpiper flock
Little Egrets and Lapwings
Lots of Little Egrets wading in the shallows
Closer-up of the Green Sandpiper flock