30 March 2017

A lot of ducks


On Wednesday there were a lot of ducks around...................






North of Yakumo Black Scoters were everywhere.................


They were abundant on the sea but a few came into the ports too......................

I got a few BIFs as they were disturbed by fishing boats.



Most groups seem to consist of 5-10 drakes and just 1 female. Where are the rest of the females?





I guess they just rest in the ports..............



In the same port (a different one to where we usually see this species) was a Long-tailed Duck. First time I've seen one out of the water............



It was very tame.



Eventually it too was flushed by a fishing boat.



In a nearby harbour there were some Harlequins.................


Also in the area were Dunlin, White-tailed Eagle and the usual common winter wildfowl and gulls.

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