Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on…

December 28, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number eleven there are five new photographs on the Photo Page.

Here are a few pics from my collection.

A fallen silver birch tree in Epping forest. Jill.

A twisted truk of a beech tree. Jill.

The Harbour, Whitstable, with fishing boats. Jill.

Pooh’ Bear’s picnic. Jill.

Glistening Ink cap fungi. Jill.

As I was feeding the Horses this morning a pair of Geese flew in along the Valley and landed on the Lake. For over two weeks one Gander has been visiting on and off. We never did find any signs of the last pair of Geese who nested and disappeared without a trace, it could well be that this is that pair. This pair have also used the same places on the bank of the Lake, that could also be of course that they are the easiest places to land.

I had decided that I would try to stop any Geese from nesting on the Lake next year, but now that I have electric fenced to stop the Otter from taking the Fish from the Lake, it will quite easy to put extra strands of wire on the posts to stop the Fox that is of course if it was a Fox that had taken the Geese and Gosling’s. After seeing the Otter in the Valley making its way in the direction of the Lake, it could have been an Otter that had taken them.

It has been busy on the lake today, the sun seems to have brought life to it. As well as the Geese’s there were a pair of Little Grebe, a few pair of Mallards and Coot. But best of all and the first time that I have seen one in the Winter on the Lake was a Kingfisher. It was perched on a branch of a tree that we planted on the side of the Lake a few years back. As the tree has got bigger some the branches have started to hang over the Lake making them a good vantage spot for the Kingfisher to dive from. I cant imagine that it managed to catch any Fish today, most of the Fish will be at the bottom of the Lake as the water is so cold. Some Kingfishers do move to different locations during the Winter. Those on our Lake must still be here.