Friday, February 20, 2009
Skywatch Friday: Gorton Lower Reservoir
Last week I took a walk through Debdale Park on the Eastern fringes of Manchester. Beside the park is Gorton Lower Reservoir which was almost completely frozen over. I took this photograph which includes a whole line of birds on the ice.
I was thinking of zooming in to get a closer view, but noticed there was a large flocks of birds flying in from the East. I moved a few yards to try and view them more clearly through the trees. With no time to frame or focus a shot, I just pointed the lens and clicked. The birds in the photograph number around 40% of the flock in the air.
I don't know what species these birds are, but further along my walk, at a partially unfrozen section of Gorton Upper Reservoir, I found a pair of swans.
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