A local pond near where I live has a good variety of bird and we were hoping to see Canada Geese and Great Crested Grebe, but they were nowhere to be seen.
We did see some Gadwall, Whooper Swans, Goldeneye and a Grey Heron. The birds were quite a distance away and the only realistic way of capturing them was by attaching a camera to a spotting scope. This requires good light.
|A Grey Heron|
|A Wigeon between two Mallards|
The Whooper Swans did not react to the aggression of the Mute Swans causing the aggressors to withdraw.
|Whooper Swans getting ready for a swim|
|An aggressive Mute Swan approaches the Whoopers|
|The Whooper Swans ignore the aggressor|
|The aggressor retreats|
|The Whoopers continue on their way|
|A Whooper Swan|
It was a good day out and it may be a few weeks before we get good weather like it again. Unfortunately, in this part of the world it is more likely to be raining!