17 November 2017

A bit of sunshine


After some snow flurries yesterday it was clear and sunny for a couple of hours this afternoon.............


There were 10 Brent Geese in one of the ports west of town................


Sunshine on these birds means blown highlights.............





Common stuff only around..............winter hasn't really got going yet.

In the park near my flat there several Coot, 3 Little Grebe, 10 or so Wigeon and a female Pochard. An immature Moorhen was a surprise on the river.........I've never seen one in town before (though they are common summer visitors in Onuma).

2 comments:

  1. Brent Geese, called Brant here, are a classic example of why English names should be standardized. Here we have a difference of but one letter. Why North America is generally different from the rest of the world I have no idea, In any event it is a handsome bird, seldom seen where I live. I will be visiting Vancouver Island next April, and generally I see them there.

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    1. I wonder why the spelling is different? Maybe the pronunciation drifted in North America?

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