Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Burnsal Bridge

Pretty usual affair here. A walk up the river in the morning to see what was about, if anything. Usual suspects were on the cards, with a couple of nice female Mandarin ducks, a brief and distant dipper and a few Spotted Flycatcher hanging around, including a couple of young birds.
The real highlight was a nice family of Goosanders, consisting of a female and a group of around 7 chicks all settled down on the rocks in the middle of the river. I cannot recall seeing goosander chicks ever before, so this was something of a novelty for me. Sadly none of my attempts to photograph them really came out due to the depth of field.
-Goosander family

Species List: Mallard, Mandarin, Pied Wagtail, Black-Headed Gull, Swallow, House Martin, Blue Tit, Rook, Dipper, Spotted Flycatcher, Robin, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Goosander, Goldfinch, Collard Dove, Wren, Common Gull, Grey Wagtail,

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