Two days ago there was a break in this seemingly endless spell of wet weather. The sun shone; the air was bright and crisp – it was an invitation to get out and about with the camera. I decided to visit the local reservoir – a fortuitous choice.
Pitsford Reservoir at this time is a busy place. It is a popular winter resort for geese, particularly Canada geese and Greylags.
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It was a time for basking in the sun and for ablutions.
This picture shows just a portion of a very long ‘convoy’ of geese, comprising both Canada and greylags.
Inevitably, there were many gulls.
At frequent intervals huge flocks of birds – I couldn’t identify them (perhaps someone can?), but there were more than 150 in each flock – appeared from ‘nowhere’ and circled above the reservoir.