Sunday, 10 November 2013

Beauty And The Beast - 30 June 2013

During a Sunday walk around Pennington Flash and the lagoons, 31 species were clocked up with notable highlights being 14 Common Scoter,  2 Green Sandpiper and a number of newly fledged Robins.

But my two remarkable memories of the day were:

Beauty... This Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus) which was fairly abundant in the marshy ground behind the lagoons.

And the Beast... If you look at it long enough you may get to love it!

Certain as the Sun, rising in the east
Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, Beauty and the Beast.
(Howard Ashman)

Species - 32 (order as seen) - Robin, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Coot, Muscovy Duck, Tufted Duck, Shelduck, Great Crested Grebe, Moorhen, Great Tit, Bullfinch, Magpie, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Wren, Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Lapwing, Crow, Green Sandpiper, Common Scoter, Greylag Goose, Pied Wagtail, Herring Gull, Cormorant, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Grey Heron.