13 April 2016
Falcated Duck and Crossbill
2 interesting species in the local park today...............
There was a small flock of about 15 Crossbill. I haven't seen many of these this winter/spring. As you can see above they came down for a (very) quick drink but most of the time they were high up in the trees.
Hopefully the flock will stick around a while longer.
In the same park there was a drake Falcated Duck. It was very wary. It actually fed on the grass for a while with some of the resident Spotbills but it was impossible to approach and kept flying off. A very dark day, not ideal for BIFs especially with my knackered old 100-400 lens.
Same poses, different backgrounds................