Saturday, 7 January 2017

Frensham Ponds - 6th January 2017

A birding trip to a location less than an hour away, and yet we had never been there before. There had been a sharp frost and the surface of the ponds were frozen, all but a few narrow margins near the reeds, but we still saw the Long-tailed Duck, which at one stage flew off, but later had returned to the same small area of unfrozen water.

We then walked towards Vampire flats, so named for an aircraft that crashed there in 1948, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Great Grey Shrike. We did, but it was a distant view. There were a few other birds to see, though we managed to see four Dartford Warblers and a couple of Stonechat.

Great Grey Shrike


 Frensham Ponds

One of several Robins in the cafe garden

 Grey Squirrel