A Long-tailed Duck from a couple of days ago…………….
A lifer from this afternoon: 3 Lesser White-fronted Geese to the north of town.
There were lots of geese flying around. They all seemed to be Greater White-fronted Geese. I fired off some shots but got a bit bored (I was waiting in vain for a Lapwing, a scarce bird here, to come close). Then 3 flew right over me against a blue sky and I thought it might make a nice pic. Whilst waiting for the aforementioned Lapwing I checked the day’s photos so far and then I noticed the 3 yellow eye-rings and the 3 cute pink stubby bills.
Some more flybys of the Falcated Duck in the local park from a couple of days ago. Is it still there I wonder?
The park had loads of birds that day actually: Crossbills, Hawfinch, Brambling, Japanese Pygmy and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pochard, Nuthatch………..
The Falcated Duck was a bit skittish………..
A drake Falcated Duck in the local park yesterday…….
The thousands of White-fronted Geese at Onuma were very dramatic but there were also smaller groups of Bean Goose too.