the birds that made the reserve famous-pink footed geese
goldeneye male -stunning bird
large numbers of wigeon
as i said, the numbers of shelducks were extrodinary
only 3 teal were seen today
cracking view of the long tailed tits
tree sparrows- iconic of reserves like such
our old favourites the whooper swans
this is wizzy the young beaver. he was rejected by his family but only put on display for 12-2
they call these "gooders" an eider/goosander cross. they were stunning birdsand one the best birds seen today
a moorhen fight scene-in chronolgical order
a winter ruff. the photos are the best i have ever had off a wader
the pintails were the star birds of the day
as you can see on the last photos the starling roost did take place although because of the rain it wasnt as spectacular as it was meant to be. i was stood by the otter enclosure where they roosted and so could see the starlings funneling in creating a noise like a river. eventually the light became too low and i headed inside. i bought a book, which set me back a wallet busting £30.
overall it was a smashing day and the geese were just stunning. i read on birdguides not an hour before the time of wrighting and they have labelled the RBG as an escape. unfortunatly nobody has posted the Lesser canada so i cannot tell you for sure. personally i have ticked it.