Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Burton Riggs YWT - Part II

Size difference - Scaup + Canada Goose

female Scaup + female Tufted Duck

The Scaup was still present on the reserve with Wigeon, Teal, Mallard and Tufted Duck. No sign of the White Fronted Goose that was seen on the reserve a couple of days ago, but large numbers of Canada Geese and Greylag Geese. I got to the reserve at 3.10pm, just a quick visit, the light was disappearing fast but I managed to get a couple of record shots of the Black Throated Diver in flight, a shame it wasn't good light.

Black Throated Diver


Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Nice pictures of Scaup. I also enjoyed the two sessions at The Mere, very good shots of the Gooseanders and RB Merganser.
Mike Randall

Steve Race said...

Thanks Mike, it took two visits to get some decent Scaup pics, just rubbish light conditions recently.

The Goosanders and RB Merg do come close but you have to spend some time there.