The weather was pretty dismal this morning, but wanted to get out after being stuck in work all week, typical nice weather all week and rain on the weekend.
We decided on Pennington Flash a free nature reserve which has 4 main hides and a number of viewing points and made up of large lakes and woodland areas.
You can see one of the lakes below:
There is also a number of carving done in old tree stumps and posts, the photo below shows a woodpecker, but there is also a hedgehog and other carvings there.
Its a great place for waterfowl, however the Bunting Hide is the one I like to spend the most time in. It mainly has garden birds, today we saw, GS Woodpecker, Brambling, Greenfinch, Reed Bunting, Long Tailed Tits, Bluetits and Robins you can see pics of all these birds HERE in my gallery.
I have a couple of pictures from your more common garden visitors, Blue Tit & Robin.
And a couple of your not so common visitors Bullfinch. You can really see the difference in these birds between male & female, the male is first. You may think I have made the female bullfinch shot really grey, but this is how they look.
All photos taken 08/03/2008.