Personal musings, wanderings and sightings from around the lake.
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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me



Friday, 8 October 2010

The other end of the day

A late post today, from the opposite end of the day, because this morning I was travelling to Oxford for some tests, in preparation of next weeks ‘fun’.

Anyway, enough of that nonsense; the birds.

Well, I only did half the lake this evening; the north part. A couple of reasons, mainly time, and I wanted to get the sun going down behind the pub; and check on the Red Crested Pochard. Pleased to say, I got both on camera.



The Red Crested Pochard, still happily feeding.



Sunset this evening.

The rest of the birds seen this evening follows; not as many as usual, so another picture. A Wigeon in the evening sun.



Full list of sightings


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
British Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes indigenus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)

Total species  23
 

6 comments:

  1. Hi Keith...So all went ok?
    Love the second photo at the size and distants it looks like an antique post card!
    Waiting for details!!; } Hugs!!

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  2. Worth the trip out. Amazing what you have in your area.

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  3. Thanks grammie. Yea, went ok. Hectic day, and very tiring. I'll get sorted soon ;)

    Thanks Adrian. Been a long day, but enjoyable.
    Yea, mostly roundabouts and concrete cows, but we get the odd gem lol

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  4. Hey Keith, the sunset shot is absolutely stunning. Lovely composition.

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  5. Thanks Roy. I thought of doing a print for the landlord............might get a free pint ;)

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  6. Sounds like a good idea to me Keith.

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