10 April 2018

Early spring miscellany


On Sunday we headed north.............


Quite an interesting selection of species although not a great day for photos. Most of the duck species were still around except Long-tailed Ducks which seem to have disappeared north........


There were quite a few White-winged Scoter offshore although they never came close enough for a photo..............just record shots. these are pretty much 100& crops.



No swans at Oshamanbe except 2 Mutes. There was a big group of White-fronted Geese  and 2 Bewicks Swan at Yakumo.



Lots of Common Buzzard heading north and I also saw my first Eastern Marsh Harriers of the year. The latter species were harrying an Osprey and trying to steal its fish whilst at Yakumo an Osprey was dive-bombing a White-tailed Eagle. There was also a Peregrine chasing flocks of Common Teal. All too far off for any photos but here's an Osprey at Yakumo..............


The first Common Reed Buntings of the year were around but still not so many small birds. There were some Grey Starlinga at Oshamanbe. This is a common summer visitor but not one I photograph much.............



Still lots of Glaucous Gulls................














2 comments:

  1. The other day I was in an oceanside town and the gulls were so load, but I loved it! I think gulls get kind of a bad wrap, but they are pretty cool birds.

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    1. They don't mug people for fish 'n' chips here at least.........

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