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Blashford Lakes NR

Discussion in 'Members Gallery' started by strongylodon, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. strongylodon

    strongylodon Old Member

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    Spent the day at Blashford Lakes near Ringwood Hampshire, The dissused gravel pits are now 7 lakes managed by the Hampshire Widlife Trust.
    Most of the wild fowl are a long way off so most of the more visible bird life is round the many feeders.
    Fewer Siskins and Redpolls this year and hardly any Bramblings.

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    Chaffinch.
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    G S Woodpecker.
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    Redpoll.
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    Greenfinch.
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    Spot the Bittern, very elusive master of camouflage and several returns to the hide before this one partly showed itself.
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    • Dean

      Dean Apprentice Gardener

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      Thats just, I mean JUST up the road from me. Nice to see others enjoying the surroundings.
       
    • Phil A

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      Brill pic of the Bittern:dbgrtmb:
       
    • Aesculus

      Aesculus Bureaucrat 34 (Admin)

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      and only 25 miles and that from me:heehee:

      very nice pictures Strongy:thumbsup:
       
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      Nice pics strongy

      I am lucky enough to get redpolls in my garden when there is a frost, spotted the elusive bittern hidden in the reeds.
       
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    • strongylodon

      strongylodon Old Member

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      There were two Bitterns and saw them at different times. First was the head, later, the second was just part of the body, nothing as clear as our first visit a couple of years ago.
      Remember this pic?
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