1 April 2017

Another one out of the water



We found another Long-tailed Duck out of the water last Wednesday...................


This one was a female. It looked pretty tired but could swim and fly at least. It was together with the recovering Black Scoter.




The Scoter, being a male and all, was not very clean. You can feel her anger as she looks down at the mess he left.


Like most males he wasn't especially bothered.


It's bad enough having to sit in your own feces but another species' feces....yuk.


It was a bit wary but we could fire off some shots from the car.



It will be heading north soon I'd imagine............



Like all moulting ducks it was a bit scruffy................




The tide was up from the morning so there was no seaweed background...........just concrete and bird s**t.






The sun had gone and the late afternoon was cloudy.............

It went back into the water and flew off back to the sea a few minute later.




2 comments:

  1. Soft light is perfect for black-and-white duck like this....

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    1. Sometimes grey skies are indeed better..........

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