Sunday, January 09, 2011

Odd One Out

I count the flock of naturalised Barnacle Geese at Willington every month and can't say I've seen this one before.
Searching on the web and advice from others suggests a blue-phase Ross's Goose. The bird's facial features don't necessarily point at the initial instinct I had of a hybrid including Barnacle Goose parentage. See the bird here :-
I wonder where it's fence-hopped from? It's not a Danish Camp bird.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


Digi-snap of one of the four Scaup from a fleeting visit to Stewartby lake today. A good selection of local birds seen with Bittern and Red-throated Diver being the best of the bunch.