However something has changed at Sulby reservoir, both Welford and Sulby (separated by a dam) reservoirs are owned by British Waterways. They use the water to keep the canal network "topped" up and of late they've been draining Sulby, it's amazing how much the water level has dropped.
Now in a previous post I mentioned how Sulby had been leased to a fishing syndicate so I don't generally walk around it to avoid upsetting the fishermen, well for what ever reason British Waterways have kicked the fishermen off, there are signs posted near the small grassy carpark of Sulby stating no fishing and threats of prosecution, I can't think what the fishermen have done to anger British Waterway (if they have?) as they're still being allowed to fish Welford, but many don't because of human disturbance and dogs swimming.....ahhh!
So with all this glorious wet, sticky mud now exposed I had to go and have a good look around.....
|KINGFISHER "IN IT'S ENVIRONMENT" SHOT|
|JUVENILE GREAT CRESTED GREBE|
|JUVENILE COMMON TERN|
|DOUBLE BOTTOM AND THE MINI-SCRAPE|
|COMMON SANDPIPER, HAPPY WITH THIS NIPPY LITTLE WADER|
|COMMON SANDPIPER, "MUD GLORIOUS MUD"|
|GREEN SANDPIPER, LOOKING INTO THE SUN AND FAR AWAY|
On the way back to the car I got three Yellow wagtails near the bridge and the two Kingfishers again!...no Osprey though.
Have godd weekend and since it's the last of the summer expect heavy snow on Monday.