20 February 2015

A walk to the beach


I had a few hours spare so I walked down the local river to the beach..............



There were 3 Great Egrets on the river................




I was hoping to see either Crossbills or Waxwings but got neither. There were 6 species of duck on the river including 6 Goldeneye and about the same number of Goosander. Other stuff included Great Spotted Woodpecker, Coal and Varied Tit, Kingfisher and a few Dusky Thrush. Nothing on the beach and nothing on the sea except more Goosander.

There were a few Vega Gulls around in among the Slatybacks. This badly backlit one one was ringed.


Shame I couldn't read anything on the ring either. Wonder where it came from?

England lost heavily again in the ODI World Cup, why do they even bother going?

8 comments:

  1. Super shots, and a lot of sightings. I don't go to dodgie sights Stewart!:=O

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  2. I love all the Egret images especially the flight shots

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    1. Thanks for the comment Margaret.................

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  3. It seems like a pleasant way to spend some spare time. Gulls are challenging!

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    1. I only photographed it because I hoped to be able to read the rings on my PC.................and the writing seems to be on the other side!

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  4. It's always a pleasure to see a great Great Egret.

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    1. Hi david, yes there are a lot of them this winter actually...............

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