Sunday, 26 February 2012
Not Strictly birding
At Leathes Ham, I saw Richard W, who quickly left as there appeared to be no sign of the Goosander, and I decided to tempt some Pintails over to the northern end, a male Wigeon took the bait, or rather bread and showed well for the camera as did 3 Coot who wolfed the bread down. Walking back to the feeding area, the excellent redhead Goosander was showing ridiculously well, mostly too close for the camera lens. Stepping back I managed a few shots despite the cross sunlight. 3 Pintail, 2 males (one very pale headed one) and a female also showed well. Today was a non- birding day out with Jenny, however i managed to squeeze in a fe birds. At Minsmere approach road, there were 24 Bewick's Swans in the field this time further away, nice to see Rob Wil & Paul and Jane here too. At Pakefield cliffs, parking by the roundabout I walked out 100 yards north and through the field and along the hedgerow having seen 150 Brent Geese in flight settling into the field, I watched from the hedgerow, and easily picked out 2 stunning Pale- bellied Brent Geese sticking loosely together at the back of the flock.