Monday, 29 February 2016

Northern Shoveler.

During the early days of February I recorded a pair of [Northern] Shoveler (Anas clypeata) on the Great Pond at Epsom Common but failed to get any shots as they were always very wary and tended to hide in the waterside vegetation. However a recent visit to Farlington Marshes provided the opportunity to get a couple of images to share of both sexes in their breeding plumage.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Short-eared Owl.

A very confiding Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) that I encountered during a walk around Farlington Marshes today.

There will be other images of the birds seen on my main blog (Wildlife Watching with FAB) once I have sorted through the numerous images.

Linking to: Wild Bird Wednesday.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Winter Sun Worshipers.

Cormorants regularly turn up on the pond on my birding patch and this pair took the opportunity to enjoy some winter sunshine in between the recent strong gales.  FAB.