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watershed

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #60 on: 08:16:17, 18/08/20 »

Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #61 on: 09:01:37, 18/08/20 »
Pic1 another Eagle Wannabe

Pic2 I can hear that shrill from here

Great pics
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Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #62 on: 14:40:37, 18/08/20 »
1st Photo 'don't mess with me'!


2nd Photo 'What a noise from a little 'un'!


Enjoyed good shots.

Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #63 on: 23:18:37, 08/09/20 »
This little'n was all alone by the waters edge, very close by but only hopping about on one leg...
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Thought poor thing, then noticed it was standing on two legs!

Looks like a young bird, anyone know what it might be? Sanderling?
Is this normal behaviour?


watershed

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« Reply #64 on: 08:34:07, 09/09/20 »

Probably Sanderling or juvenile little stint.
I think standing on 1 leg is common behaviour.

Jac

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« Reply #65 on: 08:46:13, 10/09/20 »
Sanderling, I think. They do hop but also run about like little clockwork toys with the legs going almost too fast to see.
Winter migrant already here (Dawlish Warren, Devon) bye bye summer :(
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MkPotato

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #66 on: 15:16:38, 15/09/20 »
My wife took this. Shame the edge of the wing is missed off, but a nice shot.


Anyone know the location?




veracocha

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #67 on: 19:26:40, 15/09/20 »
A wait of six hours before getting this one shot a few years back


Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #68 on: 21:58:30, 18/09/20 »

Any ideas as to what the top of the two birds are?

Loved watching two of these 'divers' in the river, as the water level was low and clear could watch them underwater... they are so quick!

veracocha

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« Reply #69 on: 22:02:36, 18/09/20 »
Goosander I think

Dodgylegs

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #70 on: 22:05:51, 18/09/20 »
Goosander I think
Thanks veracocha, beautiful birds!

veracocha

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #71 on: 22:11:51, 18/09/20 »
I might have that wrong, Merganser.

Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #72 on: 08:36:25, 19/09/20 »
I might have that wrong, Merganser.

The females of Goosander and Red breasted Merganzers are very difficult to tell apart

So I'm not going to try ;D
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Bigfoot_Mike

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« Reply #73 on: 09:15:06, 19/09/20 »
I always get female goosanders and mergansers mixed up. I have been lucky to see a huge raft of over 100 in the sea off Lossiemouth and another large group off the Applecross peninsula. I think in both cases these were mergansers, but am not 100% certain. Most of both groups were females.

Jac

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Re: The Birds, the birds.
« Reply #74 on: 09:48:43, 19/09/20 »
A broad generalisation, but down here in the SW I usually see merganzers on the sea/estuary with goosanders preferring the faster flowing water of moorland rivers though they are also found on the reservoirs on Dartmoor
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