I was pleasantly surprised to find this Shelduck on Friday with a total of thirteen youngsters in Whites Creek near the sluice.
Breech Pool was very quiet with a pair of Black Tailed Godwits....
|They were very wary of my approach and made off.|
...and the usual Tufted Ducks
|Male and female (below)|
She was obviously watching me as well!
During the week I have been practising my Tern photography attempting to capture the moment of entry into the water...with limited success!
Sandwich Terns are the most obvious choice as they are the largest but it is still incredibly difficult to judge the correct moment
Missed it again!
Off to try again....and so shall I on another day!
I gave up on the Common Terns
---and the little Terns
Oystercatchers are always present in the harbour and are fantastic subjects to photograph.
|Just look at the orange eye ring and the long bright orange beak...fantastic birds!|
Here are few Skylark photos to finish off the week