Had myself a visit to Saltholme yesterday primarily to see the Black necked Grebe pair, unfortunately they stayed at spotting scope distance so no photo's. I did manage to get the Ring necked Duck, and a few others though, and it was great to be out in the warm sunshine.
Ring necked duck
Little ringed Plover
Black Headed Gull
and the fish he caught
Tree Sparrow being coy
Chaffinch at full throttle
Greylag goose flyby
Thanks everyone, your comments are always appreciated, sad that the BNG's were out of camera range (well my photo's were pretty poor), but it looks like they are pairing up, so who knows, they may nest there.
You had a very nice day out Terry, very nice pictures.
Lovely set of photos Terry,the RN Duck are very striking-saw one a few years ago down here. Great detail on the LR Plover photo too,I would love to see a Tree Sparrow -we don't have them down here
Great captures Terry, wish the Ring-Necked Duck was there when I went last week. But I must second Nige, those close views of the Little Ringed Plover are stunning to say the least!
It's always nice to catch a rarity like the BNG's and Ring-billed Ducks but it's good to get close-up views of birds like the Little Ringed Plover, too, especially with those lovely eyes.
Exceptionally good pics Terry & a great help for ID should I ever be so lucky!
Cracking set, Terry. I agree with everyone, the Ring-necked Duck is a lovely looking bird.
Stunning set Terry especially the RND never seen one and it looks a smart little Duck
Superb set of photos, Terry. I've never seen a Ring-necked Duck - what a smart looking bird. Avocets are such elegant looking birds and I love the LRP with its yellow eye ring. Sunny weather makes such a difference to photography doesn't it.
Really lovely photos of some stunning birds Terry, the Little Ringed Plover, Avocet and Tree Sparrow would be birds I'd like to see.
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