Saturday, 21 November 2009

Spot the dodgy Photo

Juvenile Great northern Diver, Shustoke Res.

Juvenile Great northern Diver

Another place another time

Juvenile Great northern Diver

Juvenile Great northern Diver
Saturday 21st November 2009

Felt like winter had arrived strolling round Dosthill this morning. Mild but dark with rain in the air. Stayed on the east side of the river but apart from a dozen Meadow pipits and a Grey Wagtail there was little to brighten the day. What looked like a wing tagged Common Buzzard drifted over. The bird appeared to have a white disc on the upper left wing. There was a flock of c30 Redwing in the Hawthorns and several flocks of Goldfinch. Cliff pool at Kingsbury Water Park had a couple of Goldeneye, a Willow tit and a couple of Wigeon, the only other bird worthy of note was the ringed Cormorant : red ring on left leg, silver ring on right leg. On Canal pool there were 6 Little Egrets on the islands.

After a coffee at The Cedars it was on to Shustoke for a bit of a social. Well it would have been a social if there had been anyone there I knew although I did make out Dave and Richard stalking their prey on the far side. There were plenty of Sailing boats on the water and I took out the camera for the first time to take advantage as the juvenile Great northern Diver was forced into the edge of the reservoir. However, the weather deteriorated and it was soon time to retreat.

1 comment:

  1. Nice shots of the Diver Bob.I found the adult very tricky to get a shot off at all.