Sunday, 19 February 2012

Estuary Visitors

Four Goldeneye showed up in the river today, as well as the usual visitors at this time of year. The short cold snap brought them in along with more Mallards, all clamouring for grain ! Nevertheless Spring is on the way, and some Mallards are already mating and searching out nesting locations. The Goldeneye too were tilting their heads back which is also a mating display ritual . The Redshank and Turnstones were trying to unearth food as the tide receded.

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