Sunday, 18 January 2009

Scarborough Mere





It was a very nice day here today, bright and sunny but cold in the wind, well it is only January.
We only managed a couple of hours walk before resuming laying a floor. First we walked around the Mere in Scarborough. The light was very difficult with the sun low over the hills, in the shadows it was quite dark.
Large numbers of Coot and good numbers of Mallard, Tufted Duck, Greylag and Canada Geese.
We saw two male and a female Goosander in the sun the far side of the water.
There was also a pair of Bullfinches.
With the lack of picture opportunities I took a couple of shots of these domesticated Chinese Geese, the pair are ever present but usually for me in the car park area rather than on the water.
For those that do not know the Mere I post a shot to give the atmosphere. Perhaps I should try and do justice to the place one day.
We than went to Burton Riggs YWR to see the Egyptian Goose present the last few days (with it's head under it's wing).

2 comments:

Roy said...

Hi Mike, it would be nice to see some wide angle shots of the Mere later when its all greened up.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Hi Roy
I will try, it is a very nice spot.
It had a hey day when it had pleasure boats, the Hispanola (a small sailing galleon), Treasure Island, Water Ski shows, putting green and cafe all long since gone.
Now its left to the walkers, anglers and birds of course.
Mike