Thought I'd share some of the beautiful birdlife from what was a lovely afternoon yesterday:
A herring gull enjoying the weather.
Mr Mallard is looking good today!
Gadwalls look dull until you see the gorgeous feather patterns.
It's been a while since I saw a Dartford warbler so I was very happy to see this one.
They are adorable when they're young (and less camera-shy!)
A young gull flies past. I'm going to guess it's a second winter herring gull.
This is the first common redstart I've ever seen! Yay!
What a beautiful little bird.
This is the first snipe I've seen in ages - wish it had been closer.
Those gadwalls get everywhere. Whoops - not gadwalls, pintails! Thanks, Ian.
A colourful chaffinch at the visitor centre.
Finishing with this expressive pheasant. She's a sight safer here than outside the reserve.
Our herring gulls are red listed birds. Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.
In reply to Ian Barthorpe:
Ian Barthorpe said:The three ducks in flight are pintails, not gadwalls
I still think I've come a long way since the days of 'that's a duck of some description'. Glad you like the photos - will catch up with you on our next visit.
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