Saturday, December 22, 2007

"Sunrise Sunrise"

Managed to get over to Felbrigg Lake pre-dawn, and therefore pre-doggywalkers! (The dogs are OK, its the racket their owners make which is the problem!) I was really hopnig to squeeze in maybe a Goosander or Goldeneye before the years end but another blank on that front. Wildfowl were in attendance, and in particular good numbers of Gadwall.

Mallard 40
Tufted Duck 18
Gadwall 16
Teal 4
Shelduck 2
Mandarin 10 (6 males)
Mute Swan 2
Coot 2
Greylag Goose 30
Canada Goose 12
Egyptian Goose 2
Grey Heron 5 (off roost)

A combination of murky conditions and the early(er) start rendered digiscoping useless, so for a change I just enjoyed the birds and the views (oh and a little bit of video!)

Overlooking Felbrigg

Egyptian Goose, lord of all he surveys?

Sunrise over Felbrigg

"Jack Frost nipping at your nose..."


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice Photos,
Happy christmas