Sunday, 7 February 2010

Female Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)

We visited Top Hill Low today and did something I cannot remember doing before. Retreated for the weather not that it was too wet or cold or. Just miserable no decent light , drizzling (got harder and darker skies).

So we looked in at the visitors centre and the highlight was Bramblings, males in the tree line but a female came below the feeders. Plenty of rabbits and Moor Hens in this area, the resident Woodcock was not showing though.

We visited North and South lagoons and looked over O reservoir where there was a male Goldeneye. From South Lagoon main hide I could see a female Goldeneye, moving to the smaller hide I managed these distant shots of this constant diver (Ronaldo eat your heart - and yes I am a great fan).

We went for lunch intent on visiting more of the reserve and then beat the retreat! It wasn't nice.


Lynmiranda said...

Lovely images Mike. Our weather, here in the South, has been quite reasonable today but I had to spend half of it in bed due to working a night shift.

Nature Photography said...

thank you for this wonderful images Mike. i really love this so much.

Anonymous said...

Goldeneyes are never easy Mike.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks for your comments Lyn, Nature Photography and Roy.
Not an easy subject Roy constantly on the move.

Chris said...

Superb set of pictures Mike.... It is ncie to see them, they are so beautiful these ducks!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Chris, they are lovely ducks.