Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pitsford waterfowl


It is not the best time of the year to photograph local waterfowl.  Most of the adults are still in eclipse plumage, a term of 'out of plumage' is sometimes used by birders, and the young birds of the year have yet to acquire their first adult plumage finery.  Nevertheless I had a go this morning at photographing some of the common birds at Pitsford in rather poor light conditions.  All the below images were taken from the Walgrave West Hide...

Gadwall female

Gadwall male

Pochard female

Pochard female

Pochard male

Pochard male

Shoveler male

Great Crested Grebe adult

Gadwall pair

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