before i start lets not forget the commoner birds
see if you can count the teals
widgeon are such handsome birds
these shoveler were just outside the hide
i wanted to take photos of whooper swans so much whooper swans. in the end it was well worth it.
only 2 gadwall on the whole reserve
bar tailed godwits
april:-just so you know, i identified this bird on a i cant be bothered basis but having researched it it turns out that it is a black tailed godwit due to the black tail and lack of streaking. just a correction on the original mis-identification.
the real stars of the show
it was an awsome day and i really enjoyed it. besides the photos show the other bird were
2 snipe i didnt even relise i'd seen until i checked a photo of some teal
mallards, canadas, and mute swans
2 distant shellduck
there were birds everywhere. once a fox spooked all the teal creating a mssive flock. they flew right over where i was standing and the noise was just incredible.