Monday, March 23, 2015

Dive! Dive! Dive!


This beautiful drake goldeneye was at Tunstall reservoir near Wolsingham in Weardale this afternoon.



















also, 

















..... a flight of oystercatchers ... and ...























... very wary great crested grebes that are likely to nest here..





















.... and singing chaffinches in the alders all around the reservoir




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  1. Great to get that close to the Goldeneye.

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    1. Very lucky! It pop pop up close to the reservoir wall.

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    1. That stiff, splayed-out tail is flicked downwards as he kicks, adding extra power to his dive. Very agile little duck. Love that gin bottle-green head!

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