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A COLD JANUARY DAY AT MARTIN MERE - 2008

BARNACLE GOOSE

I was delighted when a Barnacle Goose flew in, just as I started to do a bit of bird watching and identification, I haven't seen this particular Goose for some little time, it stayed around long enough for me to take this picture tthen disappeared

GREYLAG

a familiar sight at Martin Mere, Greylag Geese, plenty on the ground, in the water - everywhere - but I caught these two on a "fly past"

 
PINTAIL

This has to be in my top ten - the Pintail really is a very beautiful duck

had to have a profile shot so that the tail can be appreciated!!

 

finally - in flight once more

and last but not least, Shelduck

 

There really wasn't much happening on this particular day when I visited Martin Mere, there were very few photographic opportunities, it was a very cold and windy day and perhaps that's why there was so little action. Normally there are raptors about which makes the birds fly about more - but on this visit there was very little. There is always the next time ....

These pictures were taken using the Canon 40d camera with the 100-400mm IS lens

 

Just an afterthought - II coud not leave Martin Mere without including a picture of the Whooper Swans - here two adults with 6 juveniles - I wonder what the youngster in the centre was saying to create so much interest!!

 

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