Posted by: mynaturaldiary | November 30, 2008

Saltholme Redux

Here are some more pictures of Nature resplendent against an industrial backdrop, from Saltholme Pools , soon to be home to a new RSPB reserve.  Volunteers are needed for the start (21/1/09) or thereabouts.  Click on this link if you’re interested!

High in the sky wheels a large flock of Lapwings.

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You could believe you’re looking at these birds anywhere…

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… but it’s only when the Lapwings sink to the ground that the works of man become apparent.

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Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

Pairs of Greylag Geese pass overhead.

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The geese are framed against the cooling towers, natural working habitat for us local Smoggies, as they pass across the sky.

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Greylag Goose (Anser anser)

Far off are a flock of Plovers.

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Think these are Golden Plovers (Pluvialis apricaria), but I’m open to suggestions for other types of bird.

A Widgeon flies over too…

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Wigeon (Anas penelope)

In the far distance, a solitary Heron glides over the landscape.

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Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Finally our immature Swans from an earlier post make their return.

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Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Glad to see they are still doing well.


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