Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Red Breasted Merganser

I popped down to Scarborough Harbour at lunch time in the hope of seeing the Red Breasted Merganser. Two birders by the lighthouse were looking for the Iceland Gull that has been about a few weeks, they told me that the Merganser was seen ten minutes before at the front of the harbour escaping the gulls.
They shouted as they spotted the Iceland but I made my way quickly to the harbour front and after a few minutes spotted the sawbill, a little distant, cloudy skies and into the light but worth the quick search.

I hope to see this bird again in better lighting.

Good size comparison!

silhouette in the light, dig the spikey crown!

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