Birds, Planes and a Bus

Back in London for the weekend and managed another visit to Staines Reservoir. The weather wasn’t as nice as last week with more wind and some light drizzle at times. Pretty similar on the bird front with over a hundred Cormorants and several types of duck with Goldeneye being new. Plenty of Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails again along with singles of Linnet and grey Wagtail. A small flock of Starlings was frequenting the Causeway. Two Black-necked Grebes were nice to see as was a Little Gull that appeared for a few minutes after some light precipitation. Aviation interest included an Emirates A380 departing Heathrow.

Heading off I decided to spend an hour on the perimeter road at the airport watching the departing aircraft. I was fortunate to see another two A380 take-offs and during a quiet period was tempted to take a photo of a number 482 bus.


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