Monday, 14 January 2008

Carsington Water 12/01/2008

Me and my parents arrived at Carsington Waters visitor centre at 25 to 3 in the afternoon and after sitting down I started to scan the reservoir for ducks and the sun was shinig and all drakes were shining.

A Redshank flew across the reservoir and after looking at the year tick for about 5 minutes it flew to the furthest corner viewable form the Wildlife Centre. About 4 mins later a huge flock of Canada Geese flew out the fields and landed on the water. In the flock of Canada Geese were about 30 Barnacle Geese and associating with the Barnacles was a lone Lesser Canada Goose of the race minima also known as the Cackling Goose. I was the first to spot this very small Canada Goose and after I had shown everyone in the hide where it was we left the hide.

We then went for a walk around Stones Island to see if we could see the wintering Great Northern Diver and not for the first ime we left dissapointed.

On the way the biggest suprise happened. My dad was driving and just before we reached Hulland Ward a whacking great Indian Peafowl flew out of a field straight over the car with its tail feathers dangling in front of the windscreen and landed in a tree over hanging the road.

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