I don't have much to share from recent days, what with all the rain! These are the first Goldeneye photos I've managed so far this Winter.
I've not seen any displays yet, but it won't be long
You hear a lot about fake news but not much about fake ducks. This one looks very realistic until you spot the label sticking out from under the wing on its back. I think it says, "wash temperature 30C, do not iron."
A frosty Snipe or two
Luckily, it was a mild frost and the ground wasn't too frozen nearer the lake so they were still able to probe for food.
It was more tricky elsewhere. I suspect a flock of fish had come out under the ice and were swimming around taunting this young Heron!
I haven't found a Christmassy Robin so far. This frosty Dunnock is the closest I've got
The view South from the local moors, towards the Mersey. As far as I can guess, the power station is Fiddlers Ferry, so I reckon if a certain forumate waves from her back door she should be able to spot me on top of the moors The far hills on the right must be Welsh.
I often go a bit arty on landscapes, which isn't for everyone, but here's an impressionist interpretation of a local river - it keeps me busy in the wet
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
Super shots, Nigel. Male Goldeneyes are such dapper little birds. Whenever they turn up on my patch they are invariably way out of range. I love their displays too with the head back flip. Great shots of the Snipe and the much underrated Gadwall too.
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Nice photos Nige, and the golden eye is looking lovely.
Like you, I'm struggling to find a nice Christmassy robin, though I've a couple of other pics I can use.
Just need the time to edit them....
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