Sunday 4 January 2015

Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck.
The sea was very quiet this morning, with just 4 distant red-throated divers and 1 diver sp, possibly a black-throat, in the first half hour or so after dawn. The female long-tailed duck was therefore an obvious highlight. It was picked up flying directly towards Nick and I before it pitched down just off Maer Rocks and started feeding. I was hoping for better photos but the light was bad and the bird never quite close enough. Also 6 turnstone, 1 curlew and 20+ brent goose.
We also had a quick look off the sailing club but the estuary was surprisingly quiet, with little of note apart from a single greenshank.

Mute Swan - photographed yesterday from Mudbank whilst walking the dog.


Estuary views - these photos look as if they were taken in black and white but they weren't - everything just looks monochrome grey at the moment.

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