Unrelated Bits and Pieces

Sunday, December 7th 2014

Yesterday's blog mentioned Ann's home baking, which was not only enjoyed in the morning but also after the worky day.  It was a sight to behold, all laid out on the table.

Ann's homebaking

 During the late summer and early autumn we spent many mornings catching and ringing Meadow Pipits at the Crater.  Not many of these birds are caught again, but we are awaiting details of four birds that have been found elsewhere.  When we were ringing, some birds were feeding near the cars.  This one was showing off its new ring.

A ringed Meadow Pipit

Winter tends not to be very colourful, but sometimes you may just catch sight of leaves still in their Autumn colours.

Autumn colours

Trying to take a good photograph of the Little Grebe, in the late afternoon, proved difficult.  However better luck was had photographing the rings it made, as it dived!

Rings after the dabchick had dived

At times there can be large rings on the surface of the lake.  These are not all caused by the Dabchick and other birds, but by fish.  Judging by the size of the rings some appear to be quite large, like this one?

A large fish?

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