Saturday, 25 November 2017


25 Nov - I've finally got round to buying a permit for the hides at Coate Water, and I decided to give hide 2 a go on this frosty fine morning. Armed with peanuts to distribute, I had several visits from Jays, but the highlight was the showy Water Rail that fed under the feeders for about 10 minutes - at times, quite obliging for the camera despite the poor light. Also flyby Kingfisher x3 and posing Shoveler and Gadwall. I will be going back, especially in frosty weather.

1 comment:

Richard Williams said...

I've got very lazy when it comes to Coate. A few years ago I was there on 1 April buying Permit 001 but not been for a couple of years now which is crazy when it's across town. next year perhaps