Thursday, 17 November 2011

Winter Spectacle

We were privalged to go up to Dumfrieshire again last weekend. Traveling up early Sunday in mist and wet drizzly weather we were waiting to come out in the sun as per the weather forcast and we were not dissapointed.

North of Penrith we broke out into the brightness, ariving half ten'ish at Caerlaverock WWT we had a great day, I actually allowed the sun to burn out the highlights of a Whooper Swan (maybe in next post).

Monday morning we spent at Mereshead RSPB, the only people there for a time, great light. These shots are of Barnacle Geese at Mereshead.

The Solway Firth hosts the entire popultaion of Barnacle Geese from Svalbard. The numbers involved make it a wildlife spectacle and here in the uk.




13 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very nice images, of beautiful birds. What are the birds in your banner called? Have a good day~!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Hi Mary
thanks for your comment. In the banner Red Legged Partridge as per my previous post. Have a nice day too.

Roy said...

These are some great images of this super little goose Mike. I have only ever seen about 3 together at any one time. What a privilege to see all these.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Roy they are real characters too, always chatering. There was a small flock at Minsmere last month when we visited but on the Solway total nos. are over 30,000 each year I believe.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the Geese!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Eileeen

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