These pictures are from a visit to Abberton Resevoir a couple of weeks ago. Apologies for the quality of some but the distance and cropping compromises the 35mm to 135mm lens I have at the moment. I do believe and hope that MrsT has had a delivery from Wex Photo in time for Xmas and a new lens will be in a sack rather than a stocking?
There were thousands of ducks about but we couldn't spot the Ring Necked Duck but did manage a very distant view of the Little Auk thanks to someone with a scope and a couple of Scaup.
Quite a few Pochard about.
Which way, which way... where'd it go?
Straight ahead, don't loose sight.....
There were about 30+ Goosanders about, mainly keeping in a group, but further away so really pushing my max 135mm zoom. Come on Xmas
A good number of Goldeneye about but distant
At the further causeway the usual suspects expecting to be feed.
Then it was time for the visitor centre and a hot tea (the coffee is awful) to watch a Moorhen climb a bush to get to a feeder.
Lot to learn
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"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Thanks all for your comments, it is a very good site for birding with the EWT reserve area with cafe & loos and then two causeway roads to to view across the water. As well as the birds I posted there were thousands of Tuffties, hundreds of Shoveller, Gadwall, Coot, Grebes, Mallard, Smew, Egyptian Geese, Egrets(L&GW), Heron etc. As to Xmas I'm hoping for a MkII 100mm-400mm zoom, fingers crossed, thought about a bigger fixed lens PB but decided the size and weight was too much to carry these days, never mind bins and occasional scope, the MKII 100-400 fits my size requirement. Agree about the food Gardenbirder, it has improved but still stick to tea. The Moorhen on the bush kept us entertained for quite awhile, its fascinating how birds learn new tricks.
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