Monday, January 24, 2011

Blashford Lakes - 18th January 2011

We had a lovely sunny (!) day at Blashford Lakes (New Forest, Hampshire) last week. We'd never been before (and it is quite a drive - took about 2 hours to get there). I was particularly keen to see siskin, redpoll and brambling and maybe a bittern. While everyone in the bird hide except me caught a glimpse of the latter (*grrrrrrrrrrr*!!), the finches did not disappoint. I managed to get some nice shots. I'll post the links to the photos as soon as they have all been edited and uploaded to galleries.
We are definitely going to visit Blashford Lakes again!

Male siskin.

Male brambling.

Male lesser redpoll.