Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Herons in the tops of Alders silhouetted against dusk sky. Wollaton lake island. The lower bird posstured and made lots of bill clapping noises as the bird above sat and preened.
Canada geese landing on Wollaton lake. While watching the Herons I heard the clamour of geese taking off from the south lawns behind me. They flew directly above my head and to get to the lake had to clear the stand of trees that line the lake edge. At one point it looked like a few would hit the branches but with an extra burst of flapping they skimmed the tops of the trees. One bird crashed through the fine twigs at the top which unbalanced it, though once clear, stabilized and glided gracefully down to the water.

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