Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker were in attendance too, as were Nuthatch and a few Chiffchaff.
A nice surprise on the water were a pair of Common Tern. One was sat on a post while the other was engaging in courtship feeding, whereby the male (usually) goes and catches fish and then presents it to the female. It was quite interesting to watch, as she didn't seem that impressed. I guess it's like when a guy tries to buy a lady a drink in a bar, to woo her. Sometimes it might take a few drinks for her to see his good nature.
Waiting for that second or third drink.
Some very cute goslings.
Just look how much bigger they will get.
The stripy headed juvenile Great Crested Grebe.
The very colourful male Mandarin Duck.
I wasn't expecting to see this Whistling Duck in Epping Forest.
Amazing shots! Such beautiful birds!ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors in your 'feathered friends' ~ love the babies and always magnificent photography!ReplyDelete
Happy Week to you!
artmusedog and carol
Lovely collection of birds! The goslings are adorable.ReplyDelete
What a great variety!!ReplyDelete
That Mandarin duck is so beautiful! And the black bellied whistling ducks we have in Texas The gosling and grebe photos are super...but the top photo of the tern just absolutely steals the show today!!!
Awesome collection of birds and photos. I love the Terns and the Crested Grebe is one of my favorites. Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Great pictures! Just beautiful. :)ReplyDelete
The Mandarin is beautiful...Love the Goslings..Cute picturesReplyDelete
Such wonderful photos. Although I live in the South I haven't visited Epping Forest. Shame on me.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, colorful birds and I, too, love the Goslings!! Great shots for the day, as always!!ReplyDelete
Great series of photos. I especially like the Terns and that one with the wings stretched up.ReplyDelete
The ducklings are so cute. Great shots!ReplyDelete
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so many beautiful birds. Common tern is one of my favorites to capture when they sly :)ReplyDelete
Love the photo of the Mandarin duck, looks like he's strutting his stuff....lolReplyDelete
Beautiful birds! Had an awwwww moment with the ducklings. So cute!ReplyDelete
The Mandarin duck has some wild and beautiful colors:) Enjoy your week:)ReplyDelete
What beautiful birds you found! I like the "tern bar/pub". And the sweet fluff balls, and both colorful ducks.ReplyDelete
Your bird photos are fabulous!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos… the mandarin duck is exquisite!ReplyDelete
I had to smile as your analogy of buying a drink in a bar... It is all about passing your genes forward in animals and humans.... Lovely birding photos.... Thank you... MichelleReplyDelete
What a beautiful innocence in their attitude..!ReplyDelete