Thursday, 23 August 2012

Killy G.C.G.'s

Called past Killingworth Lakes for thirty minutes last night on the way down to check the post at our other abode. Spent ten minutes with an adult Great Crested Grebe gently floating alongside two of its' offspring. The kids kept drifting slowly away occasionally but upon realising suddenly started moving back to mam / dad quickly like some sort of aquatic curling stone. The head never lifted but the legs must have been going ten to the dozen out of sight.
A family of Common Terns are still here and while watching one of the parents bringing in a small fish to the juvenile in amongst a group of House Martins i spotted a Common Swift. I quickly picked up on another three hawking over the trees on the far side. The Great Crested Grebe family drifted past as i waited in vain for the Swifts to come closer, they hooked up with the other adult. A Little Grebe was the only bird of note on the smaller lake.

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