A trip to Redesmere last week turned up some very good numbers of water birds. For once the sun broke through the clouds and made viewing much easier than on a dull day. I counted 19 Goosander, of which a good number were males. The green heads of the males looked stunning through the binoculars.
Alongside the Goosander were a few Goldeneye. Numbers have started to dwindle in recent weeks, and I suspect very soon I will turn up and they will all have left until next Autumn, so I am making the most of them while they're here.
Female Goosander coming in for a landing.
They are so beautiful. I like them all.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing the golden eyes.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos Adam.ReplyDelete
Especially photo four and five.
Goosander is called Common Merganser here as you probably know, Adam, and it is a common species in the winter, with a few pairs even breeding locally. Such a handsome bird, but the prize for me would have been the Smew - even a female! Spring is slowly coming here and with it the first early migrants. Yippee!ReplyDelete
Great captures of the Goosanders. I have been seeing them every day around my area. The Snew would be new to be, it is so cute. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!
I like seeing unusual things ...like what is next to the Heron. It looks like a critter too!ReplyDelete
You had a successful day seeing good birds.ReplyDelete
Beautiful captures, especially like the flight one!ReplyDelete
Hell Adam :=)ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing all the birds you photographed. Lovely shots of all the birds. I especially like the Goosander, it is a sweet looking bird, and I also enjoyed the landing shot.
All the best.