Whos keeping an eye on me....

Friday, 4 December 2015

Red Throated Diver -Gavia stelatta

A winter bird has been at West Kirby Marine Lake for just about a week. A trip to North Wales meant only a minor detour to see this bird. A gloomy day didn't help with the Photography but I guess a virtual Black and White shot for a Black and white bird doesn't do any harm

 





also on the lake
Great Crested Grebe, again in Winter plumage



As is this Red Breasted Merganser



All three species look stunning in the breeding seasons.

while a few miles further down the coast this Common Scoter found itself on an inland pool rather than the high seas

 
 

4 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Oh great shots! Great bill on the scoter, and I'm wondering what fish it is the diver is snaffling.

Adam Jones said...

I've been waiting for a nice bright Saturday or Sunday to get along and see the RTD. Doesn't look like it's going to happen this weekend either, so might just have to bite the bullet and go. Cracking shots. Good looking Scoter too.

Jeff said...

Great shots of great birds, Dave. A worthy follow-up to the Crested Tit.

David Gascoigne said...

Nice shots all. Water bodies in winter are great places to bird, huh?